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The virtual makeup crew

Looking into the unique creative decisions and adaptations of the makeup department

Normally, [makeup is used] to accentuate your features and make sure the audience can see you, but now it is to convey a certain era and time period and concept,” makeup lead and junior Rachel Wiley said. “Because [of] Zoom, it’s less about how it looks on stage — now, it’s about having a cohesive piece over a screen.”

MV Drama’s unique approach towards producing plays during quarantine demands that they make adaptations to accommodate for actors who are working remotely, as well as getting past issues including varying skill levels and accessibility to products. Watch the video below to get a more in-depth look at how the makeup crew of “The Misanthrope” contributed to putting on their first virtual play.

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