Registration now Open!

Fall 2015 Makeup Post PicParlights is proud to present a Theatrical Makeup Seminar by Professional Makeup Artist Roger Riggle September 12, 2015.  Pre-Registration is required for this popular workshop, and space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

      • Saturday September 12, 1-5 pm
      • Performing Arts Factory 244 S. Jefferson Street, in Frederick MD
      • Features Washington based makeup artist Roger Riggle.
      • Fee-  $75 before 7/1/15,  $90 after 7/1.

Hands on Training

This year’s session will be an afternoon packed with makeup techniques, tips and tricks.  This session is perfect for teachers, community theatre groups and beginning drama students!  Demonstrating on a model, Roger starts with the absolute basics and works to the completed stage face.  Students map a design on paper, and then apply it to their model.  Roger offers help and answers questions as they work.

With mastery of basic techniques under their belt, the class watches a demo on old age techniques–veins, hand, wrinkles, age spots, etc–and applies what they have learned to their models under the watchful eye of a professional artist.  By the end of the class it will appear that our models have aged 75 years, and the artists will have gained knowledge, experience, and confidence.

Each participant will bring another person to be their model.  Models do not apply makeup, simply sit to be “made up”.  Photo releases will be required for participants.  Each student will receive a packet of supplies to take home.  Register early — last year’s class sold out quickly!

How do I sign up?

To register, email us using the link below or call 301-698-9242.


 About Roger Riggle


rogerheadshot__small_Roger Riggle is the Primary Make-up consultant for Parlights. As a part of our commitment to continuing education, and bringing resources to the community, Parlights is proud to host regularly scheduled hands-on seminars with this local treasure and industry professional.

Mr. Riggle has been a licensed, professional make up artist for over 20 years. Roger has hosted numerous Washington , D.C instructional seminars for area artists; everything from beauty and photography make up to Halloween transformations and special effects make up techniques. During his 10 years at Kinetic Artistry, Roger managed the make up department – 7 different lines; sales, consultation and artistry. Roger worked for over 10 years as the make up artist for Tom Radcliffe, a leader in headshot photography at the Point of View Studio also in Takoma Park, MD. Roger applied the photographic make up to thousands of actors, sports celebrities, musicians and opera singers.

Roger specializes in Halloween make-overs and the transforming of personalities for diverse, special events. In addition, Roger has created special make up effects for disaster simulation used in the training of nurses, doctors and EMS personnel. His credits include triage exercises at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, for the Secret Service, and for the UHUHS military training facility. Roger has also designed for numerous theatrical productions which entails researching and articulating the authenticity of period styles.

Roger has a degree in drama from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and, since 1978, has choreographed, directed and produced numerous operas and musical theatre productions. For eight years, Roger was the Associate Producer of TheatreFest, theatre-in-residence program, at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. Roger has worked with many celebrities including: Leslie Uggams, Susan Lucci, Debbie Reynolds, Kim Zimmer, Pattie LuPone and Betty Buckley.

Mr. Riggle has directed operas at the annual Amalfi Music Festival in Italy. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Parlights is very proud, and fortunate, to have Roger Riggle as a resource for our customers.