My return to 4th Line Theatre as a Costume Designer - note that it's been a great achievement for me from last year's title as an 'Assistant Designer' - has been as natural as going back to visit old good friends after a year of traveling. Although the production process on set was only a month long, it was an amazing journey that started shortly after the work on last season's production had ended, in 2013.
This play tells a story of a soldier with PTSD (Shell Shock, as it used to be called in the past). It is portrayed through his friendships, love, heartbreaks, and the courage to heal the pain that follows when mind and body betray oneself, after a trauma of loss and war. His surroundings (the war hospital, and later the mental asylum) and the people are trying to understand and cure him, but fail due to their lack of knowledge and compassion.
I've been touched by and amazed with the natural flow of things; on set, with the production team, and the group of extremely talented artists, musicians, performers, and my communication with Robert Winslow, the Artistic Director of 4th Line Theatre.
The beautiful scenery in which 4th Line Theatre is positioned, in Millbrook ON - with its vast sky, endless green hills, corn fields, and all the the simplicity and complexity - were all just a pure bonus on top of the design work that I've been assigned with.
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Thank you 4th Line Theatre for another year of creativity!
Photos by Wayne Eardley – Brookside Studio.