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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Stereophonic’’s Enver Chakartash

The Tony Award-nominated costume designer details the story inside the wardrobes of all seven of the play’s characters.

 Enver Chakartash poses at the after party for “Stereophonic” Broadway opening night at Pearl Alley on April 19, 2024 in New York City (Credit: Valerie Terranova/Getty Images)

Enver Chakartash made their Broadway debut in 2021 with the play “Is This a Room.” Since then, they returned last season to design the nuanced costumes for the 2023 revival of “A Doll’s House.” Now, Chakartash is a Tony Award nominee for their design of “Stereophonic.”

Chakartash grew up around clothes. Their parents are Turkish Cypriot immigrants who settled in London; they worked in and ran a clothing factory on Commercial Road. Chakartash credits their experience in the factory with their “understanding of clothing and textiles and a strong work ethic.”

With “Stereophonic,” Chakartash transports audiences to the 1970s through garments. While they previously dissected the costume design of the character Diana and her arc throughout the play, here, Chakartash delves into all seven roles and the ways in which the clothes depict the band and the individual artists that comprise it.

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