The Nose

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Background and Inspiration

Last year I got the chance to work on a piece of drama devised from the Russian play 'The Nose' as the stimulus. This was performed at Brighton Fringe Festival 2019 by actors from Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
As much of a challenge as this was (due to the fact that we did not have the director telling us what props they wanted/needed) it was also really fun to have free reign and make a variety of things the actors got to play with.

As a first year student, it really demonstrated how structurally sound things need to be and completely indestructible in order to have no risks or limitations for the actors.
There is absolutely no way that I would have learnt so much if it hadn't been for the second year students guiding our team. They displayed such strong work ethic as project managers and with other people involved in the process, such as the director and the actors.

My Contribution 

- Painting the medium plaztazote nose

- All process of making the ' Nose Masks' working with Kerbie All the processes of making the 'Nose Masks' working alongside Kerbie Mackrill

- Painting the latex noses

Credits

Nicola Hartwell, Miriam Woolf, Kerbie Mackrill, Bethany Madgwick, Jordan Henstock, Kirsten Hipgrave, Toby Flint

Processes and Materials

Now, let's talk props and processes: the majority of the large noses were made from plastazote, which meant taking a pattern from a sculpt and transferring it into different sizes then reconstructing the pieces back into different sized noses. This is the area I would say I developed the most in as I went into the project knowing nothing of pattern making and look at the results at the end!! 

We covered our noses in a variety of different materials such as tights, latex and fabric.