Treehouse Shakers

Treehouse Shakers
Hatched, BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hatched: The Concept

Last week I met with Patti Gilstrap, our Hatched puppet and costume designer. She has been hard at work in her studio Home EC figuring out the kinks with Hatch, the curious chick, and his notorious nest, that are the stars of our young seedling drama. We also spent the day discussing the rest of the puppets and what expectations may have changed while the company has been in development rehearsals.

I brought my family along to the meeting.  My husband, also an actor, moonlights as a film editor and cameraman, and generously offered to step up the quality of my video diaries. My daughter, the best critic when it comes to Treehouse Shakers, came to play with Hatch. If she responds, I know we are on the right path of accomplishing my vision for the show.
My daughter with Hatch inside his egg and nest. Puppets Created by Patti Gilstrap.

Mara, Patti, My daughter and Hatch (still in his prototype format).

After meeting with Patti, I spent a few moments on camera talking about my overall concept for Hatched.

Thanks for watching! Look for more video diaries coming soon.

Special thanks to Brent Hankins, editor and videographer, and Patti Gilstrap of Flirt-Brooklyn and her studio Home EC.


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