Xandria Wylde's Hot Mess eXpress
Produced by Zeider's American Dream Theater in October 2021.
After having seen HMX while it was still being workshopped at Zeider's several years ago, it was a privilege to help produce this show from the ground up for the very first time. The show was described as "The Odd Couple meets Ru Paul's Drag Race." While very farcicle, this show is also a heartwarming coming out story.
Featured at left are the rendering and final version of Xandria's curtain call dress, as well as a video of Xandria's quick change in the Epilogue.
The carousel galleries feature slides from my original presentation to the director on character concepts, as well as images from the final production. Be sure to click on the images to view them full sized.
Act I, Scene 1 was about establishing Al as the boring half pair of roommates and Xandria as the "trash queen." Xandria's "Spirit Halloween-salvaged showgirl" ended up being made from stock pieces. Her "gown formerly known as evening-wear" had unfinished tiger stripes that the actor took to drawing on with a Sharpie onstage. This is also the basis of the curtain call gown's design.
(Descriptions are continued between galleries.)