Been caught up in rehearsals for a while now, but here's a status update: things are going pretty well. We've finished blocking all of act 1 and are into act 2. Also, things are progressing nicely with the puppets and mask type stuff that I'm working on. Many things are decidedly still works in progress but as we come into the home stretch I'm pretty confident I'll finish on time. Here's a sample of what I've been working on:
First, Kyla who plays the Unicorn and Amalthea, modeling the unicorn head:
It's important to note that she does NOT wear this the whole play see my earlier post on how to represent a unicorn on stage- but we've created an intentionally goofy version of a unicorn head to be the illusory version that Mommy Fortuna enchants the Unicorn with during the Midnight Carnival scene.
Next, I've been making progress on the puppet/icon things for the Robin Hood procession- I'm not finished painting it by a long shot yet, but here's a look at the Maid Marian icon- it's put together enough that you can get the general idea at least:
I'm pretty pleased with how things are progressing, but there's still a lot to be done. I'll keep you posted!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We launched the "Adopt a Unicorn" donor recognition program in mid-July, and already we've gotten several people who've shown their support for Promethean and The Last Unicorn by donating and receiving unique customized artwork by artist Courtney Thomas. We'll be posting them in the lobby during the run of the show, but I love these so much (great work, Courtney!) that I thought I'd also give you a peek at them here. Enjoy!