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.”
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.