"Backstage at The Lost Colony" goes behind the scenes of America's most beloved outdoor drama to give readers a view of the show the audience never sees. With more than 100 photographs, most in brilliant color, and first-person stories from former cast and crew, it is the first book to cover the show from the perspective of the dancers, singers, actors, costumers and technicians who bring Playwrig...
Publisher: Coquina Press; 1 edition
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I bought this book to support writing, theatre, and the author, a family friend. I’ve had time to read just a little since it landed on my porch a few hours ago, but I’m ready to hunker down with it. It’s beautifully written by Dwayne Walls, Jr., an ...
en's enduring outdoor drama to life on summer nights. Thousands of company members have brought the story of America's first attempted English settlement to life since The Lost Colony opened in 1937, but no one has told the behind-the-scenes story of the cast and crew - until now. In his debut book, author Dwayne Walls Jr. covers the finely-tuned production from rehearsals to closing night, proving what audiences don't see at The Lost Colonyis sometimes the best part of the show: massive set pieces moved by hand as scenes unfold; costume changes that take actors from body paint to courtly costumes in a matter of minutes; and pyrotechnic tricks to safely set fire to the "burning girl" for the dramatic battle scene. The son of a journalist, Dwayne Walls Jr. is uniquely suited to tell the Backstage story. He first signed on with The Lost Colony as a 19 year-old actor technician Through his experience with The Lost Colony, Dwayne developed an enduring appreciation for the work and the workers behind the scenes, which is evident in the story he tells. After leaving The Lost Colony, Dwayne went on to New York City to build sets for theater, film, and television-including NBC's Saturday Night Live.