Saturday, November 24, 2007
The Birds 2003 The Masks
This was my favorite play that we ever put on. It was not a favorite with the kids however and I really never understood why. the costumes were fun, the makeup was fun. I guess it was a little too highbrow for them.
Anyhow it called for a narrator which I transformed into a Greek Chorus. It was mainly sixthgrade students. They each created their own half mask. I wanted them to be able to speak and be heard, but at the same time work and look like a group... a single unity telling the story of the play. They carried tall staffs and each entrance they put another thing into their staffs to represents the scene... we had snow and sun and rain and wind and finally birds