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Theatre Night

Based on my work for The Media Show, I was invited by student film producer Orlando Torres to build puppets and perform in his short film, Theatre Night. The film is a moment in the life of a couple of performers, as they struggle to keep their arguments from their daughter by continuing as usual with a family tradition, Theatre Night, despite their disagreements. A puppet show featuring fisherman lost in a storm and saved by a mermaid stands in for the family’s thoughts. I built the mermaid and fisherman out of recycled clothes (ties, shorts, and a bra, following The Media Show’s tradition of using flexible brassiere foam for structure with expressiveness), as parents might to entertain their child.