Thursday, February 10, 2011

Upcoming projects..

Now that Copenhagen has closed, I have a few new things coming up!

- I'm working on the designs for my thesis show, The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother directed by Monica Payne. Monica and I had a great time working together on Elektra, so now we're teaming up again for this adaptation of the novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Monica has adapted the story for stage herself (ambitious!), and everything at this point suggests that it's going to be quite a spectacular show! We've been looking at a lot of steampunk, circus, and South American research, so we're working out how to combine all of those influences in a way that creates a world entirely our own. It opens May 21st and closes June 4th. See UCLA's website for dates and more info.

- Lil John, an AFI short film about a girl who meets a guy online who turns out to be only a few inches tall. Very cute, funny story! Excited to learn more about greenscreen techniques and forced perspective shots on this one..

- Silk, Sugar, and Shadows or Me and Mr Jones, a UCLA short film about a wealthy couple whose lives are infiltrated by a manipulative younger man. The cast is nearly all African American, and the concept is a very stylized contemporary world.

- For my "Collaborative Design" class, we're designing sets, lights, and costumes for Mozart's La Clemenze di Tito (The Clemency of Tito). It's my first chance to design for opera, as well as my first go at scenic design. Definitely proving to be challenging, but fun! My version is set in early 19th century Britain, during the Neoclassical revival.

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