Alternative resources for theatre: 3D printing, woolen felt and gelatin adapted to produce The kiss of blood: developing alternate techniques to implement renewable, biodegradable, and local resources to decrease the carbon footprint

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Traughber Simon, Carla
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Drama
An Evening at the Grand Guignol 2022 was presented at the University of Lethbridge in the spring of 2022. Three short plays were presented to fulfill the vision of Mia Van Leeuwen. Van Leeuwen directed the production as a whole and the final play, The Masque of the Red Death. Jay Whitehead directed the opening show, The Lighthouse Keepers. The second show, The Kiss of Blood, was directed initially by van Leeuwen and subsequently completed under the direction of Justin A. Blum. Blum was familiar with the work. The costumes and special effects for The Kiss of Blood were my assignments. Designs for The Kiss of Blood were facilitated by my research which focused on manufacturing procedures, including digital manufacturing, gelatin moulds, and woollen felt. A priority for this research was the utilization of local and sustainable resources to minimize our carbon footprint.
theatrical special effects , alternative materials for theatre production , locally sourced materials , wool , renewable bioplastics , 3D printing , gelatin prosthetics , theatrical blood , costume design , digital manufacturing , sustainable resources , Theaters--Special effects , Theaters--Special effects--Equipment and supplies , Theaters--Blood effects , Theaters--Blood effects--Equipment and supplies , Costume design , Costume design--Equipment and supplies , Sustainability , Three-dimensional printing , Gelatin , Biodegradable products , Wool , Theatrical prosthetic makeup , Biodegradable plastics , College theater--Alberta--Lethbridge--21st century , The kiss of blood (Play ; 2022) , Dissertations, Academic