So this week we introduced all the technical elements like light, sounds, and costumes. (Even though my costume feels just like normal clothes, which is awesome. Except when I forget to change out of costume because it's so comfy!)
It's an exciting process most of the time, but some of the time it feels like it takes forever and can be kind of boring when we're just sitting around fiddling with sound levels or lighting cues. (Well, boring for me, not for the designers. It's their time to shine! And they have done such a beautiful job!) Anyway, so while I was sitting and waiting, I took a lot of pictures! The theme was all about the art projects involved in the life of this play.
I had a dorky room in high school. I was a dancer, so it was covered in pointe shoes and pointe shoe wallpaper and dance decor. And a random poster of Neuschwanstein. I didn't think it was dorky then, but after hanging out in Caroline's room this past week in tech, dress, and previews, I'm seeing that I wasn't cool at all!
The design team spent time looking through teenagers' rooms on Pinterest and Tumblr, and we all realized that the cool kids have a lot of collages going on. (I especially love Jenna's full collage wall on MTV's show Awkward.) And a lot of people have put in a lot of time to make it look like Caroline spends more time collaging and adding pictures than she does editing.
Here are some examples:
Another fun part of the week was getting our real poster for the Walt Whitman project! At first, everyone wondered if the kids these days even use those old trifold posterboards, but after a little research with real teens, it was confirmed: yes, those are still a thing. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like, and then awesome members of the props team put it together. I was jealous. I wanted to do the craft project! But I had the chance to glitter it up later on.
Finally, Lauren has a little art project of her own -- she has a tumblr for the play, and it's so awesome! I encourage you to check it out here.
We open tomorrow -- Tuesday, October 15th! We're so ready and excited!