One of the characters was Matt and eccentric, unique, curious personality. My favorite part was collected and finding toys and puzzles for his area of the stage. However, I also made and designed a duct tape wallet for him.
Outside of the Wallet (dinosaur theme)
Inside of the Wallet
Matt's character circuit-bended and used a bent Speak&Spell to explain to the audience how his mind worked. I am not a circuit bender, unfortunately, even though I think I made my roommate believe I was a hoarder for the month of October, filling our apartment with broken children's electronic toys and old wiring. I got my hands on a classic speak and spell and gussied it up with wires, switches and knobs.
... If you don't know what circuit bending is, check it out! Circuit Bending = fascinating!! If it wouldn't drive me insane or make my contained chaos spill from my room into the rest of my life, I would totally adopt the art as part of my own.
I just finished props designing/properties manager for Red Fern Theatre Company's production GENTRIFUSION, which closed Feb 13th. I gathered and created props for six short plays on the gentrification of different boroughs in New York City.
Getting a baby doll to look and feel like a realistic baby, was the most challenging part of props. The answer was a good sized doll, baby hat and booties, and wrist weights secured to the doll. I was pretty proud of the end result.
My crafty side was able to come out in the most unsuspecting prop, a shoe box. In one of the plays a teenage drug dealer, Ernesto, is counting his money that he promptly hides from his father. I made a pimped out shoebox for his money. To imagine it started out as a clean Bass shoe box is quite funny. It just took scissors, duct tape, and sharpie!
Check out Red Fern Theatre Company! They are a great, community centered company that produces socially conscious plays. Highly recommended!
Keep it Crafty, internets!