the 21st narcissus





written by SAM BROOKS
venue BASEMENT THEATRE, auckland, new zealand

Three girls form a bond through their mutual love of a #popstar on Twitter. A boy and a girl accidentally meet on Facebook and form a friendship. On Tumblr, a boy with an infatuation for Greek myths and cats, uploads pictures of himself. In the 21st Narcissus, friendship exists between screens.

The 21st Narcissus is about learning to #loveyourself. The 21st Narcissus is about us.

Shiloh Dobie, under the direction of Christine Urquhart, and through collaboration with Sarah Kirk and Lizzie Morris, designed and constructed the Set for The 21st Narcissus (depicted).

photos & video produced by ALEX PLUMB

Praise for The 21st Narcissus:

‘The swing seats that these three are restricted to, are part of the aesthetically pleasing set design of the show, created by Christine Urquhart with Sarah Kirk, Shiloh Dobie and Lizzie Morris. They hang in front of a white backdrop, and below are three white panels, shadowing various cords and coils. These features look amazing upon arrival.’

– Rebekah Philson, whatsgoodblog

‘Set designers Sarah Kirk, Shiloh Dobie, and Lizzie Morris, under the mentorship of Christine Urquhart, provide a sleek set for the artificial world ofNarcissus, and a DIY raise for 7500, tying them together with visible wiring under artificially lit ceiling panels, and while sightlines for Stephen Bain’s AV Design proved problematic in Narcissus, the issue is simply another tool for 7500 to use to their comedic advantage.’

– Matt Baker, Theatre Scenes

Copyright © Shiloh Dobie

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