In late January, Mark Hildebrand contacted me to make a STAR TREK uniform for actor Chris Haley in the upcoming Colonial Players‘ theatrical production, “Superior Donuts.” I was happy to oblige – Mark has been a good friend and long-time member/supporter of our Starship Farragut project. Farragut Films used to be involved with the archival recordings of Colonial Players’ plays and Chris Haley has been a good acquaintance. For those that may not know Chris – his namesake should ring a bell from Alex Haley’s ROOTS. Chris is also very active in speaking engagements and educating people on slavery in the State of Maryland, African American history, self-help/empowerment and genealogy. Chris is all over the place in terms of acting, writing, speaking and producing various media projects.
Anyway, Chris came over to my house earlier this month where I had a ‘base shirt’ and pants ready for him to try on for tailoring. Here are pictures of Chris Haley in action with the finalized uniform from the play (Courtesy of Colonial Players and Mark Hildebrand). Evidently, Chris’ character is a big SCI-FI fan and although Chris may not be, the Star Trek uniform was made for him and his to keep (gift on behalf of Farragut Films).
Colonial Players was kind enough to acknowledge the contribution.
If you haven’t seen it yet, please go and see SUPERIOR DONUTS at Colonial Players!