Title

Bloody Happy: Designing for a National New Play

Presentation Type

Poster

Abstract

Happy is a new play written by Robert Caisley, that presents to us how vicious, or even jealous, we can be toward individuals who seem to be happy about everything in their lives, all faults included. Alfred and his wife Melinda go to visit Eduardo and meet the new woman in his life, but as the night goes on, everyone's ideas of happiness begin to deteriorate. As the assistant Costume Designer and the Makeup Designer for the play, I worked closely with assistant professor Laura Alvarez to develop looks for all the characters. The designs are made not only to be convincing for how the characters act within the play, but also help show relationships between each of them, and even portray details of the characters that are not mentioned within the script. The process starts with the script, including analysis and charting of the characters and their actions, then moves into research fitting into the design concept and setting, then after decisions have been made on the designs, we move into construction or purchase of the garments for each costume. At the end of the process, everything is ready for the show to go on.

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Bloody Happy: Designing for a National New Play

UC Ballroom

Happy is a new play written by Robert Caisley, that presents to us how vicious, or even jealous, we can be toward individuals who seem to be happy about everything in their lives, all faults included. Alfred and his wife Melinda go to visit Eduardo and meet the new woman in his life, but as the night goes on, everyone's ideas of happiness begin to deteriorate. As the assistant Costume Designer and the Makeup Designer for the play, I worked closely with assistant professor Laura Alvarez to develop looks for all the characters. The designs are made not only to be convincing for how the characters act within the play, but also help show relationships between each of them, and even portray details of the characters that are not mentioned within the script. The process starts with the script, including analysis and charting of the characters and their actions, then moves into research fitting into the design concept and setting, then after decisions have been made on the designs, we move into construction or purchase of the garments for each costume. At the end of the process, everything is ready for the show to go on.