The Women Eat Chocolate
Written By: Caroline Macon
Director: Heidi Stillman
Scenic Design: Angela McIIvain
Costume Design: Courtney Rebecca Schum
Lighting Design: James Mitchell
Sound Design: Alyssa Kerr
Dramaturgy: Kaysie Bekkela
Stage Manager: Mario E. Wolfe
Photos by: Michael Brosilow
The Women Eat Chocolate was a new play which meant it was a whole new world that was untouched by anyone else. This made it exciting but also terrifying. You have nothing else to compare the show to. It is all original. I ended up composing original music for this show as nothing else would have quite fit. This gave me a chance to tailor the music and sound design in a way that I wouldn't have been able to if it was found music.
As a design team, we wanted to make sure to tell the story from Alex's point of view. It was how she view her world and her reaction to things. This inspired me to focus on the emotional journey that Alex takes and how she changes throughout the play.