Fortin is a Boston-based costume designer. He is a graduate of Boston University with an MFA in Costume Production, and additionally holds a Bachelors degree in History from Providence College. Fortin has most recently completed designing for the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Rakes Progress directed by Allegra Libonatti and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet on the Boston Common. Prior to that Fortin designed James and the Giant Peach for the American Repertory Theater. As an ongoing project Fortin is working on the American Repertory’s new musical Burn All Night part of their 2017-2018 season. Fortin has also worked with Boston’s Huntington Theater Company, The Boston Conservatory, Actors Shakespeare Project, The Walnut Hill School, and the Metro Stage Company.
Fortin excels in period tailoring as well as corsetry and period dressmaking. Millinery and crafts work are also in his arsenal, with attention to period and light-handed detail. While Fortin enjoys costume production he is also facile at design work, and understands that the way clothing is constructed affects the design-driven outcome.