“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
This project is made possible thanks to a ScriptWorks Commission grant.
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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.
(Thanks to this, Nellie and Briandaniel were in a FASHION MAGAZINE called Tribeza.)
Briandaniel in makeup for the photoshoot.