How do you transform a man into an ogre? That is one of the challenges facing the costume shop at First Stage for the upcoming production of Shrek The Musical. Fiona might have had the witch’s curse to change her into the ogre in the story but First Stage had to find its own magic to transform actor and First Stage Associate Artistic Director John Maclay into Shrek. Luckily, First Stage Costume Designer Brandon Kirkham knows just the right prosthetics wizard, Lauren Wilde to help out with this production.
|Working quickly to apply the alginate: Costume Shop|
Manager Jenny Thurnau, Costume Crafts Artisan Brandon
Kirkham and Prosthetics Artist Lauren Wilde.
|Lauren smooths the layers of plaster.|
|Jenny and Lauren prepare to remove the mold as|
John's ordeal nears the end.
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Shrek The Musical runs October 11- November 17 at the Todd Wehr Theater.
In the past year, Lauren's work has been nationally and internationally showcased, received the 2013 National Makeup Design Award by Kryolan, and was chosen to be a part of the 2013 USITT Young Designers' Forum and the IMATS Battle of the Brushes International Character Competition. To find out more about Lauren and her amazing work, visit her website.