Fall 2015 play – Shakespeare’s MACBETH
“Congrats to all cast and crew. Exceedingly well done. In many ways, this production was more satisfying to me than last season’s production of said play at Southwest Shakes. You handled the language very well and the show was a visual treat. Bravo.” – Ric
SETTING THE STAGE – Building the tree
Shadow Mountain technical theatre students worked with local visual and installation artist Kris Kollasch over several months on the creation of our nine foot tall oak tree. Using textiles, wood, wires, paper, paint, and ingenuity, Ms. Kollasch helped our students create a striking backdrop that transforms the black box theatre into the ancient hills of Scotland. The set design even has a few surprises for the audience – don’t miss seeing it in action!
CREATING THE CONCEPT – The world of the play
DOUBLE DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE – Creating the three witches
Make-up and prop designer (and Shadow Mountain alumni) Delaney Welch created the special effects for the three witches. I wanted to stay away from the classic “witch” look with a pointy hat and nose, so with Delaney’s help we created unique, creepy, and fantastic weird sisters that “look not like the inhabitants of the earth, yet are on it” unlike any you’ve seen before.