Din­ner

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satir­i­cal com­edy led by host­ess- with- the­mostest Paige Janssen (Wal­ton), who throws a glam­orous din­ner party with a dif­fer­ence to cel­e­brate her hus­band’s book launch.

An eclec­tic mix of par­ty­go­ers ar­rive be­fore the evening takes a bizarre turn.

“I would usu­ally be the one designing the whole vi­sion, but with this show, I’ve been more cu­rat­ing the process,” Mehta said.

“Tak­ing a step back and see­ing it come to life by let­ting the in­di­vid­ual designer put their own in to it and men­tor­ing the process.”

Part of the Black Swan State Theatre Com­pany emerg­ing artist pro­gram, Mehta, who also worked on The House on the Lake and Flood, said not only was she learn­ing along the way, but so were the fash­ion de­sign­ers, hav­ing been in­tro­duced to fa­cil­i­tat­ing a vis­ual iden­tity for a char­ac­ter and con­sid­er­ing the­atri­cal prac­ti­cal­i­ties for mov­ing around the stage.

“It’s all about Tasma’s dress, she’s so dra­matic and Alvin got that we wanted to em­brace her de­ranged char­ac­ter,” Mehta said. “I love that for her dress he’s go­ing to do in­di­vid­ual ap­plique on the lace, sculpt­ing it on her body with hand em­broi­dered sec­tions and feath­ers.

“This col­lab­o­ra­tion is the way of the fu­ture and is about shar­ing ideas and sup­port­ing one an­other.”

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson www.Com­mu­ni­typix.Com.Au D433497

Designer Sheree Dornan, ac­tor Alison van Reeken, cos­tume designer In­dia Mehta, ac­tor Re­becca Davis, ac­tor Tasma Wal­ton, designer Alvin Fer­nan­dez and designer Shelly Tin­dale at The Trustee Bar and Bistro.

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