Today’s guest post is by Richard Curtis, who sent in some fabulous photos of masks and props he made for a recent theater production.
I’ll let Richard take it from here:
I have enclosed a few of the shots from our production of Oedipus Rex. All the masks and props were created using the paper mache clay recipe. Thank you.
I designed and created the masks, along with being the set designer and scenic artist. The play was Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, after years of the community college being ridiculed for it’s performances and lack of tech, we took it to a whole new level with this show. The masks alone set NESCC on a whole new level in this area and make people take notice, they even put NESCC into the Kennedy Center Festival for the 1st time.
We decided to show the world that Greek theatre can be cool and fun; steering away from the mundayne traditional style and immersing the audience into the horrid world of the play itself. Without your recipe, I never would have been able to accomplish this and I thank you immensely. You have my full permission to use the photos in any way you see fit. Once again, Thank You!
All I can say is Wow! Thanks, Richard, for sharing these with us. Be sure to click on these smaller images to see the full-sized photos (This is the first time I’ve tried to make a gallery for photos – please let me know if it doesn’t work):