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The Dress

USA - 7:29 minutes
World Premiere
Short Film Block #4
Director: Jill Zmolek
Cast: Lora Kaup, Torisa Walker

A behind the scenes look at the Creighton stage production of “Legally Blonde.”

In March of 2019, Creighton University's undergraduate program performed Legally Blonde The Musical, a Broadway production based on the original novel by Amanda Brown as well as the 2001 comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. "The Dress" explores the costume construction process for a show that heavily utilizes physical appearance to express gender and class roles that characters both embrace and rebel against throughout the fictional story. The immensely talented Torisa Walker was cast in the titular role of "Elle" and additionally shares how costuming helped her, a black woman, embody a role that audiences typically associate with a white actress.

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