The Importance of Being Earnest
This experimental take on Oscar Wilde's classic period comedy centers around a society on the verge of social evolution: a new century where counterculture youth push the boundaries for civil rights. The director wished to combine the elements of the 60s with Get Out-esque lighting and sound for a farcical take on Wilde's work.
To merge the two periods I was inspired by Aubrey Beardsley's curvilinear art nouveau designs, which had a resurgence/influence in the 60s. These along with colors (a la Bonnie MacLean, John Stephens, etc) created the world for the fabrics on 1890s silhouettes.
The City: luxury, opulence, jewel tones
The Country: natural, florals, pastels
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Director: Shishir Kurup
Hair Styling and Consulting: Laura Caponera
Scenic Design: Leah Ramillano
Lighting Design: Merle Dewitt
Sound Design: Hunter Moody
Sound Composition: Ningru Guo
Photo Credit: @jelopez.stage