Welcome to Fairfields Hospital for the criminally insane. An author of "true crime" stories enters the institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined for thirty years. The institution’s superintendent does not want the interview to take place. Now you have to decide what is real and what is not in "Mindgame".
Because of the complexity of this project, auditions were held 5 months in advance in order to get the scripts in the cast's hands.
Early Rehearsals - August 2016
We rehearsed 3 nights a week for 12 weeks. Extra line runs were also held on off days. The cast was incredible.
The set was very involved in the show itself. During the action (no black outs) there were several changes made to the set right in front of the audience without them noticing. As if to be playing mind games ....
The portrait over the fireplace changed to 7 times
The portrait of the dog changed to a wolf and back again
The books on the second shelves from the top in the bookcases disappeared - revealing other personal ornaments
Entrances changed from hallways to closets and washrooms
Flowers grew right in front of the audiences eyes in the fireplace
Two large bookcases appeared by the large bay window
A brick wall seemed to rise out of nowhere outside the bay window
And more ....
Tech and Effects
That would be the look of a director who also took on many of the tech duties such as print design and sound design. Of course Adobe products were used for design and effects ...