By  on March 30, 2016

“That’s the thing about doing stuff on stage — I don’t believe that you need to tell everything with a costume,” says Wojciech Dziedzic, who has created the costumes for “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, which has become a staple in American high school classrooms and returns to Broadway on March 31. Perhaps an unexpected comment from a costume designer, but Dziedzic’s approach to the classic production finds its art in subtlety. “I find it a bit flat when someone comes in and you know straight away ‘Oh, OK — this is a doctor,’” he says. “I try to keep it more exciting for the audience, so the audience can also create a certain kind of story.”

Dziedzic was born in Poland and is currently based in Amsterdam. He was schooled as a fashion designer, completing his M.A. at Central Saint Martins in London. After briefly working in the industry for Jil Sander, he found it too “corporate” and set out to return to his original love, costume design. “I went into studying fashion in Amsterdam because there was no costume design education,” he says. He’s done a range of plays, operas and theaters in Europe, but “The Crucible” is his Broadway debut.

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