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The Director of the TDF Costume Collection since 2008, Stephen Cabral has been a member of the Collection’s staff for 21 years. Hired in the Fall of 1993 by then Costume Collection Director, Ken Yount, Stephen began work part-time restocking costumes.

When his administrative background was discovered by Mr. Yount in January 1994, Stephen became the Administrative Assistant to the Collection. Under subsequent Director, Domingo Rodriguez, he was made the Administrator, a title he held until being named Director.

Prior to moving to NYC, Stephen worked in the Marketing Department at the Rhode Island Philharmonic and before that, he was the Audience Development Assistant for over four years at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI.

A native of Providence, Stephen has over 20 years experience as an assistant costume designer, with a special emphasize in millinery and crafts, for commercial, educational, summer stock and community theatre productions in the New England area. In his free time, Stephen has also been an actor with countless stock and off-off-off-Broadway credits.

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Ann Hould-Ward and Richard Hudson Receive TDF's Irene Sharaff Awards

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, has just announced that celebrated costume designer ANN HOULD-WARD and legendary scenic designer RICHARD HUDSON are among the 2024 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients.
Fred Voelpel, Eugene Lee & More to Receive 2022 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

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.
The TDF Costume Collection Rental Program Will Reopen on Tuesday, August 4

TDF has announced that the TDF Costume Collection Rental Program will reopen for in-person and mail-order services on Tuesday, August 4.
Photo Flash: Inside The 25th Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

The 25th Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards were held last Friday, April 26 at The Edison Ballroom. The honorees were: Susan Hilferty who was presented the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award by her friends Chita Rivera and Michael Mayer; scenic designer John Lee Beatty who was presented the Robert L. B. Tobin Award by former Sharaff awardee, Jane Greenwood; Miodrag Guberinic who was presented the Kitty Leach Young Master Award by former Sharaff awardee Paul Tazewell, and Rodney Gordon who was presented the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award by Tony winner (and former employee) Cady Huffman.  This year's film by Suzy Benzinger was a special tribute to Irene Sharaff in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the awards.
Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees

Award-winning costume designer SUSAN HILFERTY and legendary scenic designer JOHN LEE BEATTY are among the 25TH Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF
Susan Hilferty, John Lee Beatty, and More Among TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees

Award-winning costume designer SUSAN HILFERTY and legendary scenic designer JOHN LEE BEATTY are among the 25TH Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF
Photo Flash: TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Honor Excellence in Costume Design

Friday night at the Edison Ballroom The 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff were presented for excellence in theatrical costume design. These annual awards honor the designers and craftspeople who costume theatre and dance the world over. This year's awardees were coincidentally masters from the world of dance.
Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees

Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts.
Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts.
Photo Flash: Inside the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, Honoring Michael Yeargan, Susan Tsu & More

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU were among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Go inside the event below!
FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees Tonight

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection.
Photo Flash: TDF Celebrates 2015 Irene Sharaff Awards

On Friday night, Theatre Development Fund presented the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards through the TDF Costume Collection for achievement in theatrical costume design. Scroll down for photos!
Photo Flash: 2014 Innovative Theatre Awards Celebrate the Best of Off-Off Broadway

On Monday, September 22, 2014, The Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 recipients at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the New York Innovative Theatre awards took place at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Avenue. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!
Richard Foreman, Mariah McCarthy & More Win 2013 IT Awards

On Monday, September 30, 2013, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards (IT Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway,and host comedian and Andy Kauffman Award winner, Harrison Greenbaum, announced the 2013 award recipients at the ninth Annual IT Awards Ceremony atMason Hall @ Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexingont Avenue, NYC. The ceremony was directed by Tim Butterfield, Artistic Director of the Straphanger Collective, and written by playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays, 2013 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award recipient. Those unable to attend joined the OOB theatre community's biggest night virtually by following Molly Marinik of TheatreIsEasy and TravSD (OOBR writer, producer, actor) at nyitawards.com/live
Playwrights Horizons Announces New Additions to Online Auction

Acclaimed Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional details for its 2012 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which already features an outstanding array of unique opportunities and experiences, is now underway at www.BiddingForGood/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding continues through Monday, May 14 (with items staggered to close at 8PM and 9PM).
Playwrights Horizons Announces 2012 Benefit Auction

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial details for its 2012 special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala.
2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees Announced

Two-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Carrie Robbins, and scenic, lighting, costume designer and educator Lloyd Burlingame are among the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Robbins was selected to receive the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Mr. Burlingame will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design.

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