MAKEUP DESIGN & RENDERINGS
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – INTO THE WOODS
The director, Dallyn Vail Bayles, wanted to capture the statement “A Spring of Bad Choices Leads to a Winter of Consequences” in this production. The director was inspired by the artwork of James Christensen and liked the interesting colors and textures to be incorporated into this show. As a design team we dove into Christensen’s artwork to find images that resonated with us and really conveyed character. Keeping things like budget, functionality, design, and practicality in mind, we spent ten months creating this beautiful show. I designed with James Christensen in mind as well as using my own personal style and stylized approach.
Director – Dallyn Vail Bayles
Makeup Designer – Sarah Bult
Costume Designer – Dennis Wright
Lighting Designer – Michael Kraczek
Sound Designer – Kristian Tenny
Set Designer – Benjamin Saunders
CHARACTERS AND THE DESIGN PROCESS
THE NARRATOR & MYSTERIOUS MAN
This character was particularly challenging. The beard was created from a repurposed wig due to our budget and need for his pieces to match. It had to be made to be easily removed for quick changes, and still make it look like they were two different people. I was always pleasantly surprised when I would hear the audience realize that he was the narrator when he removed the pieces onstage. Those gasps mean that I did my job right and this became one of my favorite designs of this show.
THE WITCH UGLY vs. PRETTY TRANSFORMATION
This was also a challenging character. Not only were we not able to have a double, we had to also figure out how to remove her witch prosthetic and costume and reapply a whole new look in 6 minutes. This required some research on my part and a silicon adhesive was chosen that could be taken off the actresses skin quickly without any pain or damage to her skin.
Rapunzel’s braid is one of the iconic images of this show and we had to work hard to make that come to life. Since I had a significantly low budget I was able to borrow a long detachable braid from a company in Florida who had just done the production. I personally had to restyle, groom, and resew the entire braid. Although it was a lot of work the overall look of 27 feet of hair was incredible.
LITTLE RED & GRANNY
STEP MOTHER, LUCINDA, & FLORINDA
The Step Mother and Sisters were particularly challenging to create a hairstyle that looked silly for the girls without being too over the top or looking too sophisticated. After several trial and error with the wigs we found a sweet spot where they had just enough bounce in their curls for their wild jumping and dancing.
JACK & JACKS MOTHER
BAKER & BAKERS WIFE
These two characters are the leads of the show and we had a very clear vision for these two characters and the color palette that they would be. I selected a snood for Baker’s Wife to show her character change before and after she has an affair with the Prince.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The director, Rodger Sorensen, wanted to capture the idea of a light and frivolous comedy. To create character and an airy light visual I based each characters design on an ice cream flavor that represented their personality and I used the color palette for their design.
Director – Rodger Sorensen
Makeup Designer – Sarah Bult
Costume Designer – Juliette Lewis
Set Designer – Travis Coyne
Lighting Designer – Bradlee Hager
CHARACTERS & THE DESIGN PROCESS
A dapper and debonair high society man, Algernon, is the frivolous and silly best friend of the lead character Earnest. Mustaches were the facial hair statement for men of wealth of the 1890’s and was the obvious choice for Algernon as was Chunky Monkey ice cream for his color palette.
A proper high society woman, Gwendolen, is the sophisticated love interest of Earnest. Gibson hair styles were the most fashionable of the time period and Gwendolen’s mother, Lady Bracknell, kept her up on the latest styles. Berry Sorbet was her flavor to help convey her vibrancy and wealth.
A man abandoned in a railway station, Jack, a low society man who has built up his wealth and status he is the lead and the center point of all of the comedic encounters. Jack has a style that is consistent with new money and a social climber. Rocky Road was his flavor and color palette due to his absurd origin story and rocky path to his happily ever after.
A timid and mild woman, Miss Prism, is a governess in the household of Jack. Her flavor Clotted Cream and Honey Comb represents her proper and strict nature, but with a little secret about a baby she abandoned in a railway station.
A strict and pompous woman, Lady Bracknell, is the high society mother of Gwendolen and aunt to Algernon. She acts as the obstacle between Jack and Gwendolen. Cherry Cordial was her flavor because of her dedication to tradition and her wealthy status.
A mild and joyous man, Reverend Chasuble, is the love interest to Miss Prism. His flavor was Vanilla Toasted Coconut due to his dedication to tradition and to God, with a little secret about his affections toward Miss Prism.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – ARGONAUTIKA
The director, Jennine Sobek, wanted to create an environment of story telling and to fuse greek and contemporary styles. A cast of 16 actors played over 50 characters in this fun and energized show.
Director – Jennine Sobek
Makeup Co-Designers – Sarah Bult & Jacey Gardner
Costume Co-Designers – Juliette Lewis & Hanna Cutler
Sound Designer – Mathew Kupferer
Set Designer – Bradlee Hager
Our concept for this production for Makeup Design was Auras. Focusing on each characters aura and their personality and creating that with color. Each character’s aura reflected their demigod powers, their relationships, and God parents traditional colors.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – ALICE IN WONDERLAND
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