Sunday, September 25, 2011

Get Rad and Get Your Tickets!

Friends, I'm very excited to share with you some photos of set pieces, puppets and costumes for our performances. This show is going to look GOOD!

The amazingly talented Doug Tiano is putting the finishing touches on the Robot costume for Barry. Doug has worked his tail off for this production and I'm stoked with how everything looks.

Sergio was picked up from the Swazzle studios last week and he's all ready for his big debut!

My friend Zoe Hay came up with this brilliant idea for the forest backdrop. I think it turned out fantastic - very forest-y!

One last work session at the Derby Dolls warehouse gave us these portholes for the ship backdrop. Many thanks to Wendy Templeton for helping out!

And last but not least, a few changes were made to the Monster Butterfly costume so I made a mask which attaches to a motorcycle helmet. I think it turned out great!

All this and much MUCH more await you in the debut performances of Seas of Science. Click the link above to get your tickets today!

Monday, September 12, 2011


It's all happening!

Buy tickets for the debut performances of Seas of Science HERE.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends, family, coworkers, teachers, neighbors, and anyone who wants to have some good fun! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Award, courtesy of Mr. Tiny

Mr. Tiny is a buddy of mine who writes the blog Wacky Tacky. He is a stellar friend and writer and THEE best dancer I know. Seriously, the man has moves that will blow your mind. I dig his blog for how creative it is and how much fun he has exploring So. Cal! He was kind enough to award Seas of Science with the Irresistibly Sweet award, which entails that (a) I tell you 7 little known facts about myself and (b) pass along the award to another blog that I adore.

Here are 7 fun and (maybe) little known facts about me:

7.) I learned most of the Spanish that I know from love songs like this
6.) My favorite movies are Martin and Orloff, Pootie Tang, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
5.) I have a long and rotating list of crushes
4.) My master's thesis from was published in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Vol. 57, No. 5.
3.) In 2008 I was the Derby Dolls Most Effective Blocker, but I'm still not really sure how that one was figured out.
2.) I grew up in Orange County and may be the only kid ever to tire of going to Disneyland.
1.) I don't completely hate Paul Simon's Graceland if only for the fact that my parents listened to it on repeat during a road trip to the midwest when I was a kid.

I would like to pass along this award to my pal Crystal Lee and her blog Naked Cowgirl Vintage. Crystal is a true inspiration in the tone of her writing and how consistent she is with her blogging. I wish I could keep up! Her blog is such a friendly place and I love visiting it to see what fun adventures she has been up to.

Happy Blogging!

Almost one month away!

It is a very exciting time for Seas of Science - rehearsals are well under way, funding has been coming in through Kickstarter (thanks everyone!) and the production team is hard at work bringing the characters to life. We've also blocked both Acts 1 and 2 in the performance space at the Derby Dolls warehouse.

Act 1 takes place on the ship. It will have a backdrop like so:

The portholes will be cut out and able to open so that puppets and The Captain can peek through during the show.

Act2 takes place in the forest. Instead of making all new panels, we decided on making one center panel out of green fabric and dressing the side panels with foliage. They're supposed to look (more or less) like trees:

It's going to look so cute!

I've been fortunate to be joined in production by some fun and super talented folk. A few of the puppets are already done and costumes are coming together very quickly. Additionally, the Swazzle puppet company is working on the Sergio puppet, which should be done next week.

September is going to fly by! I'm looking forward to being busy with the show up until the performances in October. More updates and ticket info will be posted on this blog soon!