Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wiley and the Hairy Man has opened!

This weekend Wiley and the Hairy Man opened! Whew! It seems as if it's been a long time coming and an enormous amount of work. The show is fantastic - really fun and innovative. It's been one of the most creative projects I've ever worked on. I always love working with John Graham, the director. He's one of the most collaborative and creative directors I've seen.

I helped design all the sound for the show. We brought in George Grant as a special guest artist who taught the cast how to Drum Talk, which is vocal percussion and improvisation. After George left, it was my job to review the rhythms that were set with him and create more. Every member of the cast contributed to shaping the sounds in the show. I love that.

Another fun thing about the show is that the set, lighting and costumes were all student designed. Here's a tree getting a fitting with the costume designer. The technical aspects of the show are really amazing! As a student, it's a great opportunity to get to have such an impact on a show at a real theatre.

Here I am ironing the tree skirts (can you iron burlap?) As a student, you are involved in all aspects of the show from acting to nailing together the sets. I can now weild power tools with aplomb!

The remaining show times are September 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30 and October 1 and 2 at 7:30. There are also Saturday matinees (9/25, 10/2) at 1:00. You can get tickets at 801 863-PLAY. There might be a buy-one-get-one-free offer if you're bringing kids too. Hope to see you there!

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