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The Fabulous Fictions Workshop … in Pictures

fabworkThis Saturday, we had the pleasure of working with the very talented students at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts as we rehearsed a 10-minute skit from Fabulous Fictions at the Pages UnBound Festival. The results were, it must be said, rather fabulous! Scroll through the pictures below for a taste of the magic.

All photos by Ed Nemeth. Reproduced with permission.

The skit was part of the Cabaret of Wild Culture at the Randolph Theatre on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Photo by Ed Nemeth. Reproduced with permission.

The skit was part of the Cabaret of Wild Culture at the Randolph Theatre on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

The scene opens with The Artist (Tony Calzetta) frustrated with his sketches.

The scene opens with The Artist (Tony Calzetta) frustrated with his sketches.

The Artist is startled awake from a nap to find God (Leon Rooke) lecturing him.

The Artist is startled awake from a nap to find God (Leon Rooke) lecturing him.

The Artist confronted by figments of his imagination.

The Artist confronted by figments of his imagination.

"Something not quite right about that muse..." The Muse (Samantha Hancock) toes the line between seductive and disgusting in her attempt to inspire The Artist.

“Something not quite right about that muse…” The Muse (Samantha Hancock) toes the line between seductive and disgusting in her attempt to inspire The Artist.

Randolph Academy ladies perform an Andrews Sisters-inspired song complete with choreography while The Artist and Muse enjoy the party atmosphere.

Randolph Academy ladies perform an Andrews Sisters-inspired song complete with choreography while The Artist and Muse enjoy the party atmosphere.

The party scene included an intricate tap dance...

The party scene included an intricate tap dance (Brittany Banks and Greg Rola) …

... and a line of male can-can dancers!

… and an all-male line of can-can dancers!

Along comes a boat. Inflatables! Fancy dress! Hats!

Along comes a boat. Inflatables! Fancy dress! Hats! In the background is Snoop’s skiff (“the boat”). Inflatables designed by Tony Calzetta and built by Max Streicher.

Leon Rooke (Snap) and Jahlen Barnes perform "Snoop, Protege of Snap" as Tony Calzetta looks on.

Snap (Leon Rooke) and Snoop (Jahlen Barnes) perform “Snoop, Protege of Snap” as The Artist (Tony Calzetta) looks on.

The Old Muse (Samantha Hancock) fades into the blossoms of the apple tree as the New Muse (Tala Nazzal) inspires The Artist.

The Muses illuminated: Old Muse (Samantha Hancock) fades into the blossoms of the (inflatable!) apple tree as the New Muse (Tala Nazzal) inspires The Artist.

 

Many thanks also to director David Ferry for wrangling the whole gang into this wild workshop experience!

Check out the Fabulous Fictions workshop cast as well as the “major players” behind the scenes of the project.

 

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