Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Meet Mariana and Gabriel
One of the discoveries during this process, has been working close to Mariana Leite and Gabriel Dib, a couple who recently moved to Chicago from Brazil.
Mariana started in this project as Assistant Director. She is an amazing theater artists with a commitment for social theater and farce. From day one, it was a match made in heaven. We're so much on the same page that I've never had a problem with Mariana commenting out loud her opinions. I always agree with her. Out of this chemistry came the idea to rewrite the play to incorporate a couple of cameos for her to make an appearance. I'll say no more. I think is going to be noticed how hysterical Mariana is. She has been a muse and inspiration in so many aspects of this show. She also shares with me an understanding that theater making should be a happy process. (Go figure! Radical idea!)
And then, there is Gabriel! No wonder why these two are always with a smile on. They're lucky to have each other!
Gabriel is a film composer, producer and musician. He has done all the sound design and produced the music for the show. Yesterday, we received the last version of all the tracks and I couldn't be any more satisfied. Gabriel has managed to mix the ridiculous, the mysterious, and the beautiful in incredible ways. I wish I could post the tracks but that would ruin too many surprises.
Thanks to both of you!!!!
Posted by The Chicago Theater Sweatshop at 9:44 PM