Gavin Scot Dietz is a costume designer and technician. He is a 2018 graduate of Louisiana State University where he studied to get his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a concentration in Design/Technology. Dietz’s love for costumes emerged from a combination of his love for books, history, fashion, leadership, and the ability to tell a story without words. In continuing to design costumes, Dietz hopes to reach and inspire others just as he was inspired.
Dietz has designed shows such as the LSU Mainstage production of Nickel and Dimed and the LSU Lab production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You. He learned how quick some costume changes need to be when he was assistant costume designer for Love and Information.
Dietz believes that to be a great designer one needs a thorough understanding of the technical side of costumes. Dietz is a stitcher and stock keeper at Wardrobe Witchery, an opera and musical theatre build and rental company. Before Wardrobe Witchery, Dietz was stitcher and wardrobe crew for the Janeic Opera Company’s season of Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentola, and Candide at Brevard Music Center. Dietz has acted as cutter-draper for The Mountaintop, painter and dyer for L.M.N.O.P. the Muzical, and stitcher for shows By the Way, Meet Vera Stark and Vieux Carré.