Midsummer Night’s Dream Donkey Mask

This is the character of Nock Bottom play by Justin Paige
This is the character of NIck Bottom played by Justin Paige

.Review From Motif Magazine, Pawtucket, RI

……this production of Midsummer is anything less than skillfully acted and presented. A large and talented cast comprising RI theater veterans and young newcomers alike is aided by some expert craftsmanship by puppeteer Marc Kohler, whose design for the donkey head that poor Bottom must comically inhabit is not a throwaway costume piece resurrected from a high school drama collection. This piece is a grotesque LED-driven monstrosity that becomes a character in its own right. Colonna and TRIST have developed a smart and acutely self-aware version of Midsummer Night’s Dream that is not only free to attend, but a chance to experience predictable unpredictability and tap into what makes RI theater, in all its variety, such a treasure.

I had great fun making this “monster”.  Bob Colonna, the Direcor of the play and The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater asked me to make a Donkey with flaming eyes since he is supposed to be scary!!!

 

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