These past three weeks I have not done any blog posts because I have been turning my attention to other things. Another of my hobbies is making miniature working models of theatres. I make them out of ply and MDF, hand paint them and make miniature sets and props for them.
This is a theatre I made as a wedding present for my cousin.
This is a smaller theatre I made for myself.
I had a lot of fun painting the proscenium.
A friend of mine who is also a lawyer likes my little theatres. He is heavily involved in the performing arts scene and in the past year he has been working very hard as the director of a comedy production called the "Law Revue". The Law Revue is a sketch comedy act presented by members of the Melbourne Legal Profession. It is being preformed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year. All the money raised is going to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation, to support those suffering from depression and anxiety in the Legal Profession.
My friend asked me to help out with props for the cast. I made a few items in larger than life size out of cardboard and black paint. Some of the stuff I made includes a cloth for an "infomercial" sketch:
A death certificate:
Horns and a staff for the "Dark Lord":
And a whole host of other random items.
The show is fantastic and very funny, with some very talented actors (who managed to do all of this and still work as full time lawyers). It was a lot of fun, and I am very glad to be involved with the production!