Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Costume presentation for high schoolers
- 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.
> love hearing about quick changes, blood and guts, nudity, cross gender
> rolls, anything that's a little outrageous or weird. I did some
> learning panels for high school students regarding our production of
> Eyre, and the information that appealed to them most was talk about
> padding, makeup and backstage scenarios like quick changes (I don't
> 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
> 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
> 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
> of another period.
> I hope some of this is helpful, good luck!
> Heather K. Fleming
> Wig Master - Barter Theatre
> Abingdon, VA 24212
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