Sleeping Beauty Adapted from the Grimm's Fairy Tale by Catherine Bush
Barter Players, Abingdon, VA Directed by Dr. John Hardy
Set - Holly M Breuer
Costumes - Ketti Shum
Lights - Erin Kellam
Early discussions with Director Hardy focused on the creation of a world that was difficult for the characters to navigate, but was not dark in and of itself. After initially researching illustrations from the Charles Perrault and Grimm's texts, I moved on to abstracted depictions of castles and was immediatly drawn to the linear nature of such works. Our intention was to present a non literal world and so I transitioned to looking at how installation artists fill space without overusing heavy physical objects - seeking a way to create visual obstacles without opaque structures. Working in a 3D environment, I created a series of string sculptures that would act as translucent walls and give each member of the audience a different perspective on the linear shapes of the production.
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