Title

A Bright Idea: Designing a Lighted Wig

Presenter Information

Reesa Nelson

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

I will explain the research, renderings, and production processes of wigs created for Central Theatre Ensemble’s production of A Christmas Carol, produced in November and December 2011. The highlight of the wigs built for the show is the wig worn by the Ghost of Christmas Past. It is a conical shape, with hair held in place by wire, lace and hairpins. Underneath the hair rests a small light source that illuminates the wig from the inside out during particular scenes. The construction of this wig took several weeks of planning meetings between myself as the Wig Designer, the Costume Designer, and the Lighting Designer. Many elements, potential problems, and factors had to be taken into consideration.

Poster Number

35

Faculty Mentor(s)

Scott Robinson

Additional Mentoring Department

Theatre

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May 17th, 2:00 PM May 17th, 4:30 PM

A Bright Idea: Designing a Lighted Wig

SURC Ballroom A

I will explain the research, renderings, and production processes of wigs created for Central Theatre Ensemble’s production of A Christmas Carol, produced in November and December 2011. The highlight of the wigs built for the show is the wig worn by the Ghost of Christmas Past. It is a conical shape, with hair held in place by wire, lace and hairpins. Underneath the hair rests a small light source that illuminates the wig from the inside out during particular scenes. The construction of this wig took several weeks of planning meetings between myself as the Wig Designer, the Costume Designer, and the Lighting Designer. Many elements, potential problems, and factors had to be taken into consideration.