It was a privilege to work on another Jeff Stark/Shadow Parks Department production this fall, staged completely outdoors on boats on the Gowanus Canal.
Sarah MacMillan and I led a team of ten volunteers in creating eight main character costumes, sixty audience costumes, costumes for several bands, boat-minders, lighting and tech crew demons, sound crew in canoes, and for ourselves as priestesses of the dead. We also created a silent ceremonial space and ritual in which we robed each audience member, transitioning them from their everyday existence into shades, ready to board the skiff on the River Acheron. The Guardian called us “tantalizingly occult…”
Tracy Gilman is responsible for the amazing illuminated face masks of the Roman funeral procession. Thanks to all of our wonderful old friends who traveled from far and wide to work tirelessly on creating and performing this show, and the new friends I was excited to meet along the way.