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FENCES Costume Designer Constanza Romero featured in the Wall Street Journal


April 23, 2010


August Wilson’s Wardrobe

A playwright’s widow dresses his characters


Denzel Washington, who plays a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh in the first-ever Broadway revival of “Fences,” can thank August Wilson for his words—and the playwright’s widow, Constanza Romero, for his sweat stains.

Ms. Romero, the “Fences” costume designer, has painted the actor’s green work coveralls with splotches that look like perspiration in the production opening Monday.

Ms. Romero, 52, created a color palette that fades with the characters’ fortunes. For the character of Gabriel, a mentally disabled veteran who believes he is an archangel, Ms. Romero created a white tunic with a yellow knit cap that functions almost like a halo.

Read the full article from today’s WALL STREET JOURNAL at


FENCES will open on Monday, April 26th at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

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