Saturday, June 22, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Publicity Photo Shoot

By now, you've probably seen the awesome photos that we've been using for the promotional materials for Facing Angela.

They really are something else, huh?

On the day of the photo shoot, three of our five Angelas (Casey, Christine, and Susan) were ready to transform from pretty ladies to pretty ladies with slight to severe facial abrasions. Mask and Makeup Designer, Sarah Scanlon was there to facilitate their transformations. 

Sarah started with Susan, whose Angela had the most severe injury. 

Susan Myburgh (Torn Angela) and Sarah Scanlon (Mask and Makeup Designer)
After starting with some general bruising, Sarah had a brilliant idea. What if it looked like part of Susan's jaw was made out of exposed metal? How gruesome would that be?! Using a combination of tin foil, tissues, and liquid latex, Sarah was able to achieve the awesomely scary effect. 
Sarah Scanlon (Mask and Makeup Designer), Susan Myburgh (Torn Angela), and our photographer Gerard Van Halsema in the background

After finishing Susan's makeup, Sarah moved on to a lessening degree of bruising and injury with Christine and Casey.
Christine Vrem-Ydstie (Repaired Angela) and Sarah Scanlon (Mask and Makeup Design)
All the while, our photographer extraordinaire Gerard Van Halsema took some amazing solo shots of our Angelas in their varying stages of beauty and decay. 

Casey Cunningham (Angela X) and photographer Gerard Van Halsema

Susan Myburgh (Torn Angela) and photographer Gerard Van Halsema

Once our girls were all ready, Gerard took some amazing shots of them as a group.

L-R: Susan Myburgh (Torn Angela), Christine Vrem-Ydstie (Repaired Angela), Casey Cunningham (Angela X) and photographer Gerard Van Halsema

If we did all this just for the photo shoot, then you should see what we're cooking up for the production! But we need your help to make it happen...

We have TEN DAYS left to reach our Kickstarter goal to make some truly amazing masks and makeup effects for this show. We hope that you'll consider donating to our company and helping us make this show the best that it can be. 

Facing Angela, written by Scott T. Barsotti and directed by Kyra Lewandowski, opens on Saturday, June 29th. The production will run Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm from June 29- July 28 at the Atheneaum Theatre (2936 N. Southport). For more information, please visit

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