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Um, the teams are determined. Uh, and I say that the, the design is determined because the, the, the designer, the seven designers chosen by Tara and their team member will execute the design leader’s design. It’s not a question of, “all right, now we’re going to collaborate, now we’re going to merge these two concepts into one”— that wasn’t going to happen— so as soon as the teams were chosen we were ready to shop. And off we went with a budget of three hundred dollars and the designers had two days for the challenge. So, during the shopping, uh, expeditions, I am the timekeeper and I am walking around making certain everyone was aware of our time constraints. And I do the countdown: thirty minutes, twenty minutes, ten minutes, five minutes, three minutes; whatever it is. Well, Angela was doing her own countdown, and, it was really annoying to Vincent,

and it explained why when I came to them as a team I’d get these looks like, “You know we already know this”—ha, ha, ha!— well I didn’t know that but I wanted them to hear it from me. Um, but the tensions were mounting even at that point and I was very aware of it. And it seemed that in terms of even the fabric selection, Vincent was dominating and I’m not implying by saying that

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Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera)  

an opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on a podcast of "Project Runway" fashion guru Tim Gunn, in which designers compete creating a g...

Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera)  

an opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on a podcast of "Project Runway" fashion guru Tim Gunn, in which designers compete creating a g...