Interview with Erin Slattery Black, December 21, 2020

Project: Gig Economy Workers in the Era of COVID-19 Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Costume designer Erin Slattery Black details her life in the arts, what drew her into costume design, and how she landed at the Jim Henson Company in New York City. She also talks about how she was moved to create The Backstage Bazaar with fellow designer Truly Carmichael when Broadway closed due to COVID-19. The Backstage Bazaar "is a free virtual marketplace showcasing the amazing art created by the theatre community... [and links] the online shops of these actors, designers, directors, stage managers and technicians from the global theatre community with theatre lovers who want to support them by shopping at their stores."

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2020oh0721_gig0015

Interviewee Name

Erin Slattery Black

Interviewer Name

Kopana Terry

Interview Date

2020-12-21

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Black, Erin Slattery Interview by Kopana Terry. 21 Dec. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Black, E.S. (2020, December 21). Interview by K. Terry. Gig Economy Workers in the Era of COVID-19 Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Black, Erin Slattery, interview by Kopana Terry. December 21, 2020, Gig Economy Workers in the Era of COVID-19 Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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