stage and sets

Silver Scream Spook Show–Gruno and Gliz’s Costumes

We haven’t been able to be in the Spook Show for a while as it hasn’t been able to be in its usual venue–long story. But, I do have lots of fun mementos and photos, including the rather extensive collection of costumes that Gruno and Gliz have accumulated. Here are a few:

Dudebro! For Adult Swim!

 

Back in March, I had the privilege of building and performing the puppet for the “Mad Drummer” station ID’s for the TV channel Adult Swim. Basically, a drummer is superimposed over various scene elements such as a black hole, a spinning galaxy, and an exploding fireball. His drumming intensifies according to the scene. I built the puppet in less than a week, and it was a huge head, made to sit atop a real drummer’s head.

He was lovingly dubbed “Dudebro” by the cast and crew. 🙂

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Tales from DirtLand!

I’ve had to very quickly put together a show for the Southeastern Flower Show this year, and this year my production is called Tales from DirtLand. It stars a diminutive garden witch called The Great Gazinga, and she essentially “shrinks” all you folks out in the audience down to bug size and brings out bugs to talk to you.

Care to meet and talk to an earthworm? Well, we have Irma Worm for that.

Irma is six feet long and has a pair of glasses where her eyes should be.

Here she is with the stage backdrop.

 

Unfortunately, due to the death of my grandmother (to whom I will dedicate an entry later) I was not able to finish this whole play in time, so I will be only performing an excerpt. Still, I think we’ll have a good time.

 

My New Stage!

I am thrilled with my new puppet stage. My puppetry teacher from years ago, Carol Daniel of Piccadilly Puppets, and I had recently been in a sort of “bidding war” over a previous stage for sale from another puppeteer, and Carol ended up with that stage. But,Carol called me to let me know she had an old stage in her garage that I could have for free, just come get it!

It’s fabulous…it’s definitely old and has been around a few times, but once I got my fabric on it, it truly began to shape up. My pal Zach bought me the black,pleated fabric at a liquidation center, and the blue fabric is cotton quilting fabric from JoAnn Etc. The blue fabric is actually covered in tiny silvery stars. I went to IKEA today to buy a rolling stool to perch on while I work behind it.

Because it’s huge, and blue and black, and is just sort of sitting in our living room looking out of place at the moment, and we recently began watching Doctor Who, I call it my TARDIS. Hee hee.