If you missed it yesterday, I am thrilled to announce that the campaign for A Midsummer Night’s Fevre Dream is now live!
Most of you know I have been consistently working with the same model, Heidi Kobara (better known to folks as the Mad Model), for nigh on to twenty years now. For years, I have been trying to get her to come here to Los Angeles, to attend the annual Labyrinth of Jareth masquerade and ball put on by Sypher, an event going on seventeen years here in Lotus Land.
This year, she finally said yes.
And in reward for my devotion and persistence, she is bringing with her ten additional actors and dancers. Not just for the ball.
But to make magic in my backyard.
What started as a frenzied set of texts between us, has now turned into a new photo series and an opportunity to do scenes from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with an all female cast of performers over the course of two days, while also creating costumes, props, and jewelry for each performer to wear and keep, as well as an incredible new series of art and art pieces for all of you.
That’s right. All women. All the time. Subverting Shakespeare and standing the tradition on its head, since once upon a time, only men were allowed on the stage. Considering the way things are lately, it seemed an idea that REALLY needs to be done. It’s not the first of it’s kind. All female troupes of Shakespearean actors exist right now. But I’ve not seen anything like what I have planned and I went looking.
Anyway, Heidi and I already have the players and the location for the fevre dream, and I’ve already begun work on costumes, props, and jewelry, with the help of players and supporters here in LA. All that remains is to raise money for gas and food, as my models wing their way to me from Northern California. Anything raised over that will go towards better props, better perks, and reimbursing the models for their time.
We don’t need much, but your help can make the difference between creating a small dream and creating a phantasmagoria of decadent beauty.
Check it out! And remember, even just spreading the word helps us more than we can say.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Angela & Heidi
A Midsummer Night’s Fevre Dream
Originally published at ANGELA N. HUNT. You can comment here or there.