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The Bacchae 2.1

Hangar Theatre
July 2021
Directed by Cara Hinh

Charles Mee's re-interpretation of The Bacchae called for high visual contrast and hyperindividualized costumes. Because this text broke the Greek chorus into a group of 5 individuals, I wanted my design for each of the chorus members to feel unique to each actor. Unifying elements were saturated floral colors, unexpected sheerness and texture, and lite S&M details. Dionysus's costume took these elements and pushed them to a more raw and yet more luxe place, with a sheer gold  tunic-dress jeweled with rhinestones tossed over cut off shorts and leather sandals. The world of Pentheus, in contrast, was defined by a cool color palette of greys, blacks, and icy blues.

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