The next play is Into the Woods, which is a fairy-tale mash-up. It goes up in a couple weeks, and so we are in construction mode. Not all costume design is done with a needle and thread, and as you have probably guessed, I like building things that people don’t expect.
In the play, Cinderella has birds that help her out, and in most productions, they are flown in. Our theatre doesn’t have flys to move in trees, birds, etc, so our trees and birds are puppets instead, making them my job instead of the scenic artist’s.
It means I get to play with power tools!
These were cut from insulation using a bandsaw, then sanded with a big belt-sander, and glued together with liquid nails.