For this production of Trojan Women, we settled on the idea of setting it in the current day to highlight modern war culture and the atrocities of war.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT BELOW
Dir. Seonjae Kim
Set: Dalton Whiting
Props: Kat Wheary
Lighting: Abby Schlackman
Costumes: Gina Colacci
Photography: Kat Wheary
Live fire on stage
Through much caution and preparation we used a GAM Torch (specifically designed for theatre) for this moment in the show. I faced it with veneer strips and jute and then used a fire retardant chemical on the wood and fabric
Infant son of the Greek king, Astyanax is thrown from the city walls by the Trojans because they fear raising the son of a hero.
For this prop I first planned the various major injuries, combining research of impact injuries, the directors wishes and my own thoughts
Major injuries to the skull, per the directors request, were made by cutting parts of the head away, stuffing the skull with fabric and then applying plaster bandages for texture. The wounds were then painted with a mixture of acrylic and stage blood
For the arm injury, the arm was almost detached, stuffed and plastered and the I added a q-tip to make a bone. Finally some hot glue to make ligaments and paint finished it up
Other scratching, bruising, and bleeding were created with makeup, paint, and stage blood