Ivy Tech fine arts student to design stage makeup
BLOOMINGTON – The Ivy Tech Student Productions will perform Evil Dead the Musical December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and tickets are on sale. Ivy Tech students are involved in the production alongside actors from the community and Indiana University students. Ivy Tech fine arts student Hannah Decker is the gore/makeup/hair designer for the production.
“I got involved in Ivy Tech Student Productions because I was taking a theatre production class and told my teacher I was eager to do costumes and makeup,” said Decker. “Lucky for me, the show we were working on was Sweeney Todd! The opportunity was a chance for me to get my foot in the door in the theatre community.”
Decker will be able to use her experience in gory special effects makeup in this production of Evil Dead the Musical. She has been involved in many Ivy Tech Student Productions as costume designer, including All in the Timing, War of the Worlds, Sweeney Todd, and Spring Awakening.
“I love costumes!” said Decker. “I’m a fan of cosplay and trying to mimic movie costumes and makeup in real life. I have enjoyed finding personality in characters, like in cosplay, and dressing them to how I would presume these characters see themselves.”
Decker plans to complete her associate of fine arts degree at Ivy Tech, and possibly work in the theatre field or transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree in theatre.
“I hope to work with makeup and costumes but am still deciding,” said Decker. “It’s becoming more common that anything you can do with makeup you can do with CGI. I’m still figuring a lot of things out with school right now and I am thinking about a couple of different options for my formal education. There is a world of options out there!”
Evil Dead the Musical book and lyrics by George Reinblatt; Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt; Music supervision by Frank Cipolla; Additional lyrics by Christopher Bond; Additional music by Rob Daleman.
Audience advisory: It is very likely that audience members will be splashed with stage blood during the performance and it is not guaranteed to wash out of all fabrics. The performance also contains explicit language and content.
Ivy Tech Student Productions take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, located at 122 S. Walnut St. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at bctboxoffice.com. Information about Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center performances, classes, and exhibits can be found at ivytech.edu/waldron.