Dead Man's Cellphone
Directed by Jay Stratton
For this particular production of Dead Man's Cellphone the two properties that required most attention were the cellphone, which ended up being listed as a consumable, and the paper-mache kidney lamp, which was considered practical lighting.
The image on the top left presents the plastic cellphone during a run of the production. The bottom left depicts the dimmensions of the prop (in the middle) alongside a real iPhone (on the far left). This prop was a consumable, since every night the phone had to be thrown and stomped on.
Choreographed by Lisa Smith
Few props were requested for this dance show. The ones that gathered most of the attention were the Faberge Egg and the Golden Apples.
The Faberge Egg needed to brake apart for every performance, since it contained the "villain's soul." For this I used paper mache and many plastic jewels. Due to the fact that the egg needed to withstand being tossed around between dancers and being torn and thrown on the floor for more than 12 performances, the construction consisted of multiple layers. The paint and ornaments needed to be reinforced with many layers of spray glue. The egg was able to break appart on stage using magnetic tape in its middle section.
The Golden Apples were also used during the dance, so they needed to survive being tossed into baskets and off the stage. These apples needed to be "golden apples" yet still needed to contain hints of red to enficeze fire. The golden apples were also part of the scenery, since they were hung in the tree by the end of a piece.
Bellow (middle) is a photo of the egg after 12 performances of mistreatment, still alive.
As a dedicated photographer I come up with inspirational concepts for my photos. One of my main themes is the absence of identity, thus the absences of faces from my photographs. To acheive this I utilize the use of masks, some of which I design and build myself.
The photographs in the right depict some of the final products of my masks.