Video: A talk with 'Disgraced' Costume Designer Lex Liang

Video above by Video Producer David Lenk for the DCPA NewsCenter. Interview by Senior Arts Journalist John Moore.

Ayad Akhtar’s celebrated play Disgraced is a controversial cultural study of an American, Muslim-raised corporate lawyer who has rejected Islam and embraced capitalism. What’s not controversial is the work of Costume Designer Lex Liang, who helps bring out core character traits with clothing choices that reveal backgrounds, income and interests at a glance.

“Amir is an individual who is desperately trying to fit into a world where society does not feel he belongs,” says Liang, who works with LDC Design. You should be able to see that, he believes, just by looking at the suit worn by actor Dorien Makhloghi.

The DCPA Theatre Company presents Disgraced through May 7 in the Ricketson Theatre. The Director is Carl Cofield, and the cast includes Benjamin Pelteson, Olivia Gilliatt, Dorien Makhloghi, Christina Sajous and Vandit Bhatt.

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Lex Liang
‘Disgraced’ Costume Designer Lex Liang. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter. 

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Disgraced
: Ticket information
DisgracedIn this raw new play, Amir has built the perfect life. But as a high-profile case and his wife’s art show reveal how little his culture is understood, their misconceptions become too much to bear.
Through May 7
Ricketson Theatre

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ASL and audio-described performance: 1:30 p.m. April 30

Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE


Previous NewsCenter coverage of Disgraced:
Perspectives: Disgraced is about starting, not finishing, conversations
Video, photos: Your first look at Theatre Company’s Disgraced
Video: A talk with Disgraced Costume Designer Lex Liang
Disgraced has been known to leave audiences gasping
Disgraced Director promises to push your (empathy) button
TED Talk: On the danger of a ‘single story’
Meet the cast: Dorien Makhloghi, who plays Amir

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