“Our Flock” @ FronteraFest

Publicity picture for FronteraFest. Masks by Nellie Kurz. Pictured Nellie Kurz and Briandaniel Oglesby
Publicity picture for FronteraFest. Masks by Nellie Kurz. Pictured Nellie Kurz and Briandaniel Oglesby

“Our Flock” — a selection from Fallout of the Sky

Masks by Nellie Kurz

Text by Briandaniel Oglesby

Ensemble: Alani Chock, Kevin Jacaman, Ian Price, and Laura Rogers

 

WHAT: part of FronteraFest Short Fringe

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8pm.

WHERE: Hyde Park Theatre

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This project is made possible thanks to a ScriptWorks Commission grant.

For information about ScriptWorks programming or membership, visit them online.

 

The Project:

This is an experiment.

Nellie Kurz is a Costume Technology student at UT Austin. For her thesis, she’s building masks loosely inspired by the myth of Icarus, around which playwright Briandaniel Oglesby and an ensemble are creating a play.

Traditionally, a playwright writes a script that a team of theatre artists interprets. Here, a designer creates a mask that a playwright interprets. We’re interested in what happens when, in a mask-driven project, instead of stripping away language and focusing on visuals, we add layers of language.

The FrosteraFest version is a pilot so we can see how it works. Over the next two months, we will expand the text to incorporate more masks, characters, and story, presenting a longer version titled Fallout of the Sky at UT in mid-April.

Briandaniel and Nellie and two masks
Briandaniel and Nellie and two masks

(Thanks to this, Nellie and Briandaniel  were in a FASHION MAGAZINE called Tribeza.)

 

Brian in makeup

Briandaniel in makeup for the photoshoot.

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