The design concept: Titus Andronicus is a world of horrible people doing horrible things to each other, in a civilization that is barely held together. Conceptually, I wanted to pull this production out of the real world of Ancient Rome, which this play isn’t really about, and create our own world, one made of scraps and ugliness. The first step in this process was to take ordinary modern pieces- worn and discarded, cut them up and reinvent them in a Frankenstein mode, with big exposed seams, raw cuts and mixed materials. Pictured here is step one, assembling the pieces before the dye, discharge and paint process.
Opens July 12 http://www.coeurage.org/
“An extremely rare blue dye which adorned the robes of kings, priests, and Jews in ancient times, and which was lost to the world nearly 1,300 years ago, is believed to have been found”
This looks like a great exhibit coming up at the Bata Shoe Museum!
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century.
An excerpt of this article: Until electricity, ballerinas also routinely perished when the muslin of their tutus met gas lamps; the deaths were referred to at the time as the “holocaust of ballet girls.”
Photo via Macleans
One of 3 shows I’m currently working on, set to world premiere at Theatre of NOTE this August if we can meet our funding goals. Contribute to the IndieGoGo campaign and score some awesome Beatles swag!
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