EXTRAS

Everything you see on stage during a performance needs to be planned and well thought out. It definitely goes for the performances from the actors, but it also goes towards the other, less obvious elements of a show. It's the Production Manager's, Stage Manage's and in our case, the Writer's job too, to make sure that everything is set for the performers and the director so everything runs smoothly. 

BUILDING THE SET

 

No show is complete without a set and a location for the action. There were many discussions about what the set should look like for The Psychosocial Gathering but eventually everyone came to an agreement.

I Saw What You Did There

I Saw What You Did There

To get started with the set, Producer Ed and Stage Manager Lucy began to saw up lots of wood to nail back together as askew frames.

Whiter than White

Whiter than White

In order to make sure the top coats of colour go on evenly, we made sure to paint them all white first.

The Colour of Confusion

The Colour of Confusion

If confusion were a colour, it would definitely be multi-coloured. So, accordingly, we started painting the frames an array of colours, similar to those found on the poster and here, on our website.

Down to the Last

Down to the Last

Every frame was then given its own specific detailing: some were painted with swirls and patterns, some were dabbled with paint and others were mottled with a different colour.

Painting, Flat-Out

Painting, Flat-Out

To make sure the back entrance and exit is suitably covered for when the actors want to pass behind it, we've created this final set piece... keeping to the theme, of course.

A Picture of Frames

A Picture of Frames

And here they are, painted both the cast and crew, the finished frames. They will be hung across the back walls of the stage to make the space feel more cluttered and lived-in.

REHEARSALS

 

For every hour of rehearsals, we only have a few minutes of performance. It's up to the Director and the Writer to make sure that the cast know what they're doing, and that everyone is working towards the same goal.

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COSTUME AND MAKE-UP

 

For every hour of rehearsals, we only have a few minutes of performance. It's up to the Director and the Writer to make sure that the cast know what they're doing, and that everyone is working towards the same goal.

Costume

Costume

By creating a branding through costume, we're instantly recognisable while fliering on the Mile, in Edinburgh. Cast member Ciara Morris has done a wonderful job collecting all the costumes together!

Make-Up

Make-Up

The make-up is cleverly matched to costume, to make the whole piece feel more united!

T-Shirts

T-Shirts

Of course, we also created Psychosocial Gathering t-shirts. They provide us with another chance for publicity in Edinburgh, as well as having something to keep after the process

ON THE MILE

 

Being on the mile is one of the best ways to promote your show. Every year, we try and come up with some sort of gimmick that will attract others to our show over others. This year, we came up with a new idea of using stickers. When we've got a passer-by's attention, we can ask them their name and invite them to the party using a sticker.

 

We used Discount Sticker Printing this year, who provide quick and reliable service. We ordered hundreds of stickers and they arrived, safe and sound, just as they were described. They were also waterproof too so that they could withstand the Edinburgh weather while at the Fringe. It's also nice that there was someone at the other end of the phone if there were any problems with the order.

We'd recommend them!

Stickers

Stickers

With over 300 stickers to give away, we hope to get as many audience members into the theatre as possible!

You're Invited!

You're Invited!