Here we share experiences, discoveries, research and tidbits of our journey in staging Naatak's 36th production - "8 Ghante", a hilarious play by Sujit Saraf.
Naatak is a San Francisco Bay Area-based theater group dedicated to producing creative and thought-provoking plays. For more information, visit www.naatak.com
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Make-up is never easy, especially when working on time-constraints. Adding costume change to that make is even more of a time crunch.
How to make a person look young? old? older? even older?
How to accessorize him/her for that look?
What costumes would a person of that age group wear?
These are some of the challenges and questions posed when we were brainstorming during the make-up and costumes sessions. We watched some Hindi movies to get idea (boy, the (g)olden classics certainly helped a lot).
We received excellent advice from our resident make-up expert and also received training from a professional make-up artist. Most of us are aware of Base, Foundation, etc., but I learnt a few more tricks for crows feet, philtrum, nasal lines, temple shades, ear lobes, adams apple etc.