Solstice Update: MacBeth 2009

So doing this play was an extreme amount of work but so invigorating and inspiring.  There is just something magical to seeing a play build from concept to stage.  I just really love being in the theater, but know that it can also lead to burn out real quick.

MacBeth… yep I said it, is a really deep and dark play but mystical and alluring none the least.  Theses actor are all really amazing right down to little Issac (MacDuff’s son),  it was great to glimpse in on there process and have that inform what I ultimately do- the shirt has to be able to move with the broad sword or the shirt will shred- not the sword. 

Good lessons were to be found at every turn.  For instance: Lists are essential to this process- the couple of times that something did not  make it on the list it was forgotten (much to the frustration of the actor/ director).  Another beautiful lesson to learn early: teeny- tiny-micro budget= lot of thrift store time.  The cheapest white fabric you can find is sheeting at the thrift store on a 1/2 off day and women pleated skirts make great kilts (much to the dismay for my male actors :)).

All in all a great experience!!

If you are in the Seattle area and want to see the show (one weekend left!) click here for more info.

Jay Chen Photography –

3 thoughts on “Solstice Update: MacBeth 2009

  1. teeny-tiny microbudget, but fabulous, vibrant and beautiful (not to mention, functional :-)) costumes!!!!

    Are they Jay’s Photos? They look great.

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