Copious Love began our second season of completely original theatre with Cedar & The Redwoods, which premiered at Historic Washington Hall on Thursday March 14th! Cedar was not only our first show of the season; it is the first of our dramatic works as a company. Cedar deals heavily with human mortality, mental health, family, grief and survival. With such a heavy and complicated subject matter, we knew we would have to build an equally complicated surrounding. Thanks to our generous donors that backed us during our Kickstarter campaign and our annual Fundraiser, we were able to construct and design a set and projection elements that were as unique as the script. Both will take you completely into Cedar’s environment and transport you right into the California Redwoods. If nothing else, come see what we have done to the stage at Historic Washington Hall, you will be astounded what we can do with this space. Our set design team designed a Redwood Forest out of papier-mâché and cheesecloth and custom built Cedar’s jeep out of old set pieces from our last season. Our Technical Designer, Tony Gavilanes, animated custom driving projection and sound design with distinctive lighting to compliment the entire show. Meanwhile, our directors and stage management worked with some of the most talented actors that Seattle had to offer. Our four actors portrayed ten completely separate characters; some living, some dead, and some purely fabricated through Cedar’s subconscious. Our actors were fiercely dedicated to this show and it took a remarkable amount of flexibility to be able to pull these characters off. They did so seamlessly.
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