...To consulting with the actors about hair and makeup backstage before a dress rehearsal for Assassins....
...To disguising Viola as a boy for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
This is also my first time being in the beautiful commonwealth of Virginia! One of my favorite parts of Endstation Theatre is the way they tie their productions to this region and the land. Twelfth Night is based in turn of the century Appalachia and for my research, I looked at photographs from this region. I traveled to many antique stores throughout the area gathering photos of people who actually lived here in Virginia and other surrounding states.
This is a photograph of a woman from Scottsville, VA. This is one of the main inspirations for my design for Olivia played by Rachel Blomquist.
Below is a photograph of George Tipton Omohundro, Sr. a politician, farmer, and business owner in Albemarle County, Va. Our very own Walter Kmiec will be sporting a similar mustache as Malvolio.
Outdoor theatre is another first for me and I am up to the challenge! I honestly can't wait for opening night, enjoying a splendid production of Twelfth Night against the backdrop of the breathtaking mountains and a Virginian sunset.
That's all for now!