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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Costume presentation for high schoolers

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  • Sylvia Rognstad
    More good ideas! Thanx! Sylvia ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 25, 2007
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      More good ideas! Thanx!


      On Mar 25, 2007, at 10:11 PM, Heather Fleming wrote:

      > It has been my experience that the uninitiated folks (or "civilians")
      > usually respond most to finding out lurid or odd details of our work.
      > They
      > love hearing about quick changes, blood and guts, nudity, cross gender
      > rolls, anything that's a little outrageous or weird. I did some
      > distance
      > learning panels for high school students regarding our production of
      > Jane
      > Eyre, and the information that appealed to them most was talk about
      > body
      > padding, makeup and backstage scenarios like quick changes (I don't
      > know
      > why, but quick changing clothes seems to draw in folks). They also
      > asked a
      > lot of questions about the industry, and how we all got into our
      > various
      > specialties, and what our lives were like. I don't know how much that
      > would help you with demonstration issues. For our demonstration
      > portion, we
      > put the actress playing Ms. Fairfax into her body padding, then into
      > her
      > corset, then her dress and finally her aged wig and makeup to show
      > how we
      > transformed a young, athletic actress into a middle aged and matronly
      > woman
      > of another period.
      > I hope some of this is helpful, good luck!
      > Heather K. Fleming
      > Wig Master - Barter Theatre
      > Abingdon, VA 24212
      > 423-367-6133
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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