Madness In Valencia

Sacred Fools Theatre, Los Angeles, May 2009  

This Rennaisance-era comedy set in and around a famous lunatic asylum in Valencia, Spain shows that the line between love and insanity is a fine one, indeed. The director and I decided on a full Spanish Renaissance silhouette to give a truly period feel, but interpreted with modern fabrics and whimsical details to emphasize the plot’s lunacy. There wasn’t enough space for wired hoopskirts on and around the stage, and two of the women engaged in a knock-down-drag-out-cat-fight anyway, so I chose an earlier, cheaper method of stiffening the farthingales with rope, which I was able to turn in to a major design element in Fedra’s costume.  

Madness In Valencia Cast
Madness In Valencia Cast
Floriano Riding Rendering
Floriano Riding Rendering
Floriano Riding
Floriano Riding
Floriano Groom Rendering
Floriano Groom Rendering
Floriano Wedding
Floriano Wedding
Erifila Traveling Rendering
Erifila Traveling Rendering
Erifila Traveling
Erifila Traveling
Erifila Nude Rendering
Erifila Nude Rendering
Erifila Nude
Erifila Nude
Erifila Returning Rendering
Erifila Returning Rendering
Erifila Returning
Erifila Returning
Erifila & Floriano Rendering
Erifila & Floriano Rendering
Erifila Asylum
Erifila Asylum
Floriano Asylum
Floriano Asylum
Fedra Rendering
Fedra Rendering
Fedra
Fedra
Laida Rendering
Laida Rendering
Laida
Laida
Sancho Rendering
Sancho Rendering
Sancho
Sancho
Verino Rendering
Verino Rendering
Verino
Verino
Leonato Rendering
Leonato Rendering
Leonato
Leonato
Pisano Rendering
Pisano Rendering
Pisano
Pisano
Liberto Rendering
Liberto Rendering
Liberto
Liberto
Valerio Rendering
Valerio Rendering
Valerio
Valerio
Gentleman Rendering
Gentleman Rendering
Gentleman
Gentleman
Martin & Thomas Rendering
Martin & Thomas Rendering
Thomas
Thomas
Belardo & Mordacho Rendering
Belardo & Mordacho Rendering
Belardo
Belardo
Mordacho
Mordacho