Neil Fortin

NEIL2-WebNeil Fortin (Costume Designer) is a Boston-based costume designer. He is a graduate of Boston University with an MFA in Costume Production, and additionally holds a Bachelors degree in History from Providence College.

Fortin has most recently completed designing Commonwealth Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Allegra Libonatti. Prior to that he designed The Rakes Progress for the Boston Lyric Opera and James and the Giant Peach for the American Repertory Theater. As an ongoing project he is working on American Repertory’s new musical Burn All Night, which will be part of their 2017-2018 season. Fortin has also worked with Boston’s Huntington Theater Company, Opera Omaha, The Boston Conservatory, Actors Shakespeare Project, The Walnut Hill School, and the Metro Stage Company.

Fortin excels in period tailoring as well as corsetry and period dressmaking. Millinery and crafts work are also in his arsenal, with attention to period and light-handed detail. While Fortin enjoys costume production is he also facile at design work, and understands that the way clothing is constructed affects the design-driven outcome.