Neil Fortin (Costume Designer) is Guerilla Opera’s Costume Designer-in-Residence. 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 Guerrilla Opera’s world premiere presentation of Let’s Make a Sandwich and prior to that completed two women’s tailoring projects for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Twelfth Night. Fortin also worked with Boston’s Huntington Theater Company during their 2013-2014 season, including the new play by Melinda Lopez, Becoming Cuba and Chekov’s The Seagull starring Kate Burton. He has also worked with 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.