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  2. am attaching a sort of layout of things i'm working on for magic knot

    I think we had talked about some of the imagery manifesting in constellations? and it's still night time (extended from Annabellee's dream)?

    I know we had talked about making shapes out of the rope for the incantations. i'm not sure how the 3 images i made fits with taht.

    I was also wondering about having a glowing rope as a prop, or something atht has LED weaved in?

    dunno.

    Magic Knot song is....6min.

    can we make a plan of the break down?

    since it's so long, i am thinking that there is a starry sky (cont from Annabelle) and then the actions happen from "if i was a queen" (abuot 2min into song) - with ropes weaving a crown, then becoming a big pattern. as we move with rope, we see the constellation of imageries.

    I want the ropes to move rythmically, but i guess since this doesn't have a click track, there won't be a steady beat... huh?

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  3. Two continuous minutes from I've Never Been So Happy, Rude Mechs' western operetta, I've Never Been So Happy. This was shot at Center Theater Group's Kirk Douglas Theater in October 2011.

    In this scene, Julie has tied her son to the last mountain lion in Texas.

    I've Never Been So Happy
    created by Rude Mechs
    presented by Center Theatre Group
    at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
    October 6 - 24, 2011

    Music / Lyrics: Peter Stopschinski
    Book / Lyrics: Kirk Lynn
    Co-Directed by: Thomas Graves & Lana Lesley

    Cast: Cami Alys, Kerri Atwood, Lowell Bartholomee, Liz Cass, Jenny Larson, E. Jason Liebrecht, Michael Mergen, Paul Soileau, Meg Sullivan

    Dancers: Noel Gaulin, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, Erin Meyer

    Musicians: Peter Stopschinski, Eric Roach and 4 amazing LA violinists

    Designers: Laura Cannon (costumes), Dayna Hanson (choreography), Miwa Matreyek (animation), Brian H Scott (lighting), Leilah Stewart (scenic)

    Rude Mechs Production Team: Denise Martel (production stage manager), Charlie Llewellin (sound engineer/operator), Amelia Harris (intern)

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  4. Two continuous minutes from I've Never Been So Happy, Rude Mechs' western operetta, I've Never Been So Happy. This was shot at Center Theater Group's Kirk Douglas Theater in October 2011.

    In this scene, Annabellee (Meg Sullivan) is singing on The Brutus & Annabellee Family Comedy Variety Hour.

    I've Never Been So Happy
    created by Rude Mechs
    presented by Center Theatre Group
    at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
    October 6 - 24, 2011

    Music / Lyrics: Peter Stopschinski
    Book / Lyrics: Kirk Lynn
    Co-Directed by: Thomas Graves & Lana Lesley

    Cast: Cami Alys, Kerri Atwood, Lowell Bartholomee, Liz Cass, Jenny Larson, E. Jason Liebrecht, Michael Mergen, Paul Soileau, Meg Sullivan

    Dancers: Noel Gaulin, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, Erin Meyer

    Musicians: Peter Stopschinski, Eric Roach and 4 amazing LA violinists

    Designers: Laura Cannon (costumes), Dayna Hanson (choreography), Miwa Matreyek (animation), Brian H Scott (lighting), Leilah Stewart (scenic)

    Rude Mechs Production Team: Denise Martel (production stage manager), Charlie Llewellin (sound engineer/operator), Amelia Harris (intern)

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  5. Two continuous minutes from Rude Mechs' latest original production titled Now Now Oh Now. This footage was shot at Rude Mechs' performance warehouse, The Off Center, in June 2012.

    In this scene, an ornithologist (Lana Lesley) is wrapping up a lec-dem on evolutionary biology (using dioramas representing natural and sexual selection). As she pulls the tablecloth from the table, she reveals a 3-D model inset in the table. A feather with a message in it drops from the sky, and instructs the audience on how to use the model to solve their way out of that room and on to the next Act in a different but adjacent building.

    NOW NOW OH NOW
    created by Rude Mechs
    *concept, structure, and content development: Madge Darlington, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, and Shawn Sides with strong assists from Lana Lesley, Lowell Bartholomee, and Robert Fisher
    staging: Shawn Sides
    writing: Hannah Kenah
    design: Madge Darlington, Rowan Doyle, Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Lisa Laratta, Michelle Marshesseault, Brian H Scott, Leilah Stewart
    featuring: Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, E. Jason Liebrecht, and Shawn Sides

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