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Dede Ayite

 
Bio:
Dede Ayite is a costume designer whose Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, American Son, and Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway credits include Secret Life of Bees, FireFlies, Marie and Rosetta, Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, JHAT ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dede Ayite is a costume designer whose Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, American Son, and Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway credits include Secret Life of Bees, FireFlies, Marie and Rosetta, Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, JHAT ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Design
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2020]
Costume Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Designer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Costume Design

Photos

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Dede Ayite

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Date:
09/13/2022
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Dede Ayite

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Date:
09/13/2022
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Dede Ayite

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Lawrence E. Moten III, Dede Ayite, Douglas Lyons, Zhailon Levingston, Nikiya Mathis,  Photo

Lawrence E. Moten III, Dede Ayite, Douglas Lyons, Zhailon Levingston, Nikiya Mathis, front- Adam Honore, Earon Nealey, Bianca LaVerne Jones, Twi McCallum

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09/02/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Design

[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2020]
Costume Design

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Designer[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Costume Design

Dede Ayite Biography

Dede Ayite is a costume designer whose Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, American Son, and Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway credits include Secret Life of Bees, FireFlies, Marie and Rosetta, Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, JHAT (Signature); BLKS, Collective Rage…, School Girls… (MCC); Slave Play (NYTW); Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC); If Pretty Hurts…, Mankind, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); and brownsville song [b-side for tray] (LCT3). Regionally, Ayite’s works has appeared at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Steppenwolf; American Repertory Theater, Denver Center; California Shakespeare; La Jolla Playhouse; Berkeley Repertory; Baltimore Center Stage; Arena Stage; Cleveland Playhouse; Signature Theatre; and McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage. She has worked in television with Netflix, Comedy Central, and FOX Shortcoms. Ayite earned her MFA at the Yale School of Drama and has received an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff Awards, along with four Drama Desk Nominations.

Dede Ayite Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Special Award Gold Star
Dede Ayite
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Dede Ayite, Slave Play
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Dede Ayite, A Soldier's Play

Dede Ayite News

Photos: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins Take First Bows in TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Photo Photos: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins Take First Bows in TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 28, 2022

The 20th Anniversary Production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, has officially begun previews! Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, it stars Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman) and Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth). Check out photos from the first curtain call!

2022 Hewes Design Awards Announced; TROUBLE IN MIND, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, and More Photo 2022 Hewes Design Awards Announced; TROUBLE IN MIND, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, and More
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee announced today that it has chosen six artists to be honored in the areas of scenic design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, media design, and puppetry.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Announces Digital Lottery and In-Person Rush Photo TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Announces Digital Lottery and In-Person Rush
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

The 20th Anniversary Production of SUZAN-LORI PARKS' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will offer a limited number of tickets via digital lottery and in-person rush starting Tuesday, September 27.

OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell Photo OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell will join Audra McDonald for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

Fred Voelpel, Eugene Lee & More to Receive 2022 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Photo Fred Voelpel, Eugene Lee & More to Receive 2022 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

TDF has announced that celebrated costume designer Fred Voelpel and legendary scenic designer Eugene Lee are among the 2022 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients. Although Mr. Voelpel passed away in June, he will be honored posthumously with the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design.

Photos: Inside The American Theatre Wing Annual Gala Photo Photos: Inside The American Theatre Wing Annual Gala
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 13, 2022

The American Theatre Wing held their annual Gala, honoring the legacy of actor, director, and activist Antoinette 'Tony' Perry alongside the past, present, and future women of the theatre. Check out photos here!

Kate Baldwin, Amber Gray, Bonnie Milligan & More to Perform at The American Theatre W Photo Kate Baldwin, Amber Gray, Bonnie Milligan & More to Perform at The American Theatre Wing Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

The American Theatre Wing has announced performers for their annual Gala. Performers include Kate Baldwin, The Broadway Boys, Gretchen Cryer, Amber Gray, Aisha de Haas, Luna, Charlotte Maltby, Bonnie Milligan and more.

World Premiere of GODDESS Starring Amber Iman & More Extended at Berkeley Rep Photo World Premiere of GODDESS Starring Amber Iman & More Extended at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

The world premiere musical Goddess will extend for an additional week at Berkeley Rep. The new musical will now run through Saturday, October 1. Goddess is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh.

The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Re Photo The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

The 1/52 Project, the new financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the first seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $100,000 in grants.

Dede Ayite Videos

VIDEO: Claudia Rankine  Talks HELP at The Shed VideoVIDEO: Claudia Rankine Talks HELP at The Shed
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

After closing during previews two years ago due to the pandemic, this March¬†The Shed¬†presents the world premiere of¬†Help, a new play by acclaimed author and poet¬†Claudia Rankine¬†(Just Us,¬†Citizen:¬†An American Lyric), directed by Obie Award‚Äďwinner¬†Taibi Magar¬†(Twilight: Los Angeles,¬†1992,¬†Signature Theater; Is God Is,¬†Soho Rep).¬†

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY in Los Angeles VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY in Los Angeles
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

Last week marked opening night of the West Coast premiere of playwright Jeremy O. Harris' unflinching new work Slave Play in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum now through March 13, 2022.

VIDEO: Designers Talk Creating THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington VideoVIDEO: Designers Talk Creating THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2022

Watch as the designers discuss The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2022

Get a first look at The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.

VIDEO: Director's Talk For THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington VideoVIDEO: Director's Talk For THE BLUEST EYE At Huntington
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2022

Watch as the directors discuss The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.

VIDEO: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Opens in NYC's Meatpacking District - Show Extension Announc VideoVIDEO: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Opens in NYC's Meatpacking District - Show Extension Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2021

Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live have announced that due to overwhelming demand, their production of Seven Deadly Sins, which opened last night, is extending by one-week. The sexy outdoor theatrical experience which has been electrifying New York City’s Meatpacking District must end its limited engagement on Sunday, July 25.

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season VideoWashington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021‚Äď2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center‚Äôs 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

VIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN VideoVIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer (New York City Center's Evita, West Coast Premiere of Hamilton) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton) star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Check out the new trailer below!

Video: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Perform 'Wide Open Plains' From GUN & PO VideoVideo: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Perform 'Wide Open Plains' From GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Gun & Powder begins performances tonight, January 28, at Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Watch the Pfeiffer and Raver-Lampman perform 'Wide Open Plains' in the new video!

VIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Sing 'Freedom' From GUN & POWDER VideoVIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Sing 'Freedom' From GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman are set to star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Gun & Powder will run from January 28 a?' February 23, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Robert O'Hara (Broadway's Slave Play).


Dede Ayite Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Dede Ayite been nominated for?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Slave Play and Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Soldier's Play .

What awards has Dede Ayite won?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards).