Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Notes from Kickoff Meeting

Hey everybody!

Here are the notes from the Kickoff meeting @ Bedlam, 9/16....


The storyboarders have been working hard, and there are some great ideas, but we haven't set a firm storyline yet, which means that any and all ideas are welcome.

As of right now, the following ideas and themes are being thrown around:


Werewolves are a prominent theme, with ideas about tying in Egyptian mythology, European folk stories, and contemporary themes. Some specific ideas:

* In the book "On Men and Wolves", the idea of the "conversation of death" that happens between prey and predator during hunting and killing is of special interest..... what is our conversation with death now, in this culture? Do we have one?

* We are also interested in exploring Egyptian mythology. Special interest in Inibus, a dog god who weighed the hearts of the dead before they entered the afterlife. Also interested in mummies, and the entire idea of wrapping and emerging reborn.

* Maybe mummies VS warewolves in a "creature feature" way?

Visual Images/Iconography:

* Moth imagery... stilters in trees, maybe using aerial techniques to make them "fly". Projecting images or words on their huge wings.
* Fiery fulcrum scale used by Inibis to weight hearts.
* Army of little Red Riding Hoods with glowing lantern heads that could be hidden under the hood.
* Army of mummies in blk face so that they could unwrap and be invisible.
*Huge cosmic wolf made of woods that could swallow the whole audience.

Other stuff....

* Want to learn to stilt? Amy is available @ rehearsals on Sunday at the park 1-5 and is really excited to work on this stuff.

* Come to a build! Tuesday/Thursday 7-9PM and Saturday 1-4, all at Bedlam. Everybody welcome!

* Don't forget to show ur support to the Bedlam by buying food/drink and always being respectful of space!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another RRH and wolf image. I like the feeling of the woods in this one.
the eyes of the wolf!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Here is a link to "The Company of Wolves", a re-telling of Red Riding Hood by Angela Carter

The story is part of her book The bloody Chamber, which also has 2 other werewolf/wolf girl stories:

Emma Xx

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Iron Wolf

Love the mechanical look. Other versions depict
a wolf wearing armor.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Werewolf Origins

The origin of Werewolves can be traced to the Bible and Greek & Roman Mythology:

In the ancient myths of Greece and Rome men were transformed into wolves as punishment for bestial acts of murder or cannibalism. Thus moral degradation was seen as leading to physical degradation which served as a warning against bestial behavior.

The 1st recorded use of the word “Werewolf” was in the context of a familiar metaphor: Christians as Sheep protected by the Shepherds of the Church from the spiritual Wolves seeking to prey upon them. At this point the description of the Devil’s servants as Wolves seeking to devour the Faithful took on a literal as well as a spiritual meaning (perhaps inspired by classical myth). Human transformations into wolves and attacks by werewolves served as proof of the Devil’s power on Earth and validated Church authority.

Oddly, in the ballads and folk tales of the Middle Ages werewolves were often portrayed sympathetically as the victims of domestic plots. A righteous man cursed to be a werewolf reveals the secret to his wife. The wife betrays her husband depriving him of something he needs to reverse the transformation. With her husband trapped in the form of a wolf she takes on a lover. Eventually the wolf’s true nature is discovered, the object needed to restore the wolf to human form is found and the unfaithful wife is punished.

This sympathetic portrayal of Werewolves contrasts sharply with how “real” werewolves were treated. Accused werewolves were tortured and prosecuted as witches. All witches were believed to be able to transform themselves into animals using an ointment or belt given to them by the Devil. Werewolves were simply witches who had taken on the form of wolves in order to prey upon the lives and property of their neighbors. Werewolves would not come be seen as distinct from Witches until modern times.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

2009 BareBones Halloween Brainstorm

Hey COME one COME all!! Come and join us for a story board brainstorm to share ideas and get the pagaent rolling for the 2009 BareBones Halloween Show!! We will be holding our initial storyboard brainstorm:

WHERE: Hidden Falls Park, North Gate field

WHEN: Sunday August 30th from 11am - 1pm.

MORE INFO ?s call: 952-200-8757 -- SOOZIN

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tales of the Werewolf

are the theme for this year's storyboard
brainstorm! We need your ideas for scenes, themes,
stories, and puppets inspired by
Legends of Lycanthropy!
We've already found a couple of stories that inspire us and
may contribute to the content of this year's show:

The Other Side: A Breton Legend (1893)

The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman (1896)

We will post the date and time of our initial brainstorm
within the next day or so
(click "newer post" link for information)
so start nurturing your inner wolf!

Monday, August 10, 2009

BareBones/ Bedlam Super ROMP!!!

Hey All it is that time again! Time to get the ball rolling and put the 2009 Halloween Show into action!!!!!

Please, join us for the Annual BareBones/ Bedlam Super ROMP!!! A FUNdraiser for the Annual BB Halloween Extravaganza...

The Super ROMP is on Saturday September 5th @ 10 pm, at Bedlam Theater....

Featuring Puppet Shows, Music, Films, Dance and soooooo much more.... come help us kick of this years show with a big bang...

Friday, February 27, 2009


An Invitation to The BareBones Annual Meeting & Pot Luck

hello BareBones Friends. We're having an annual meeting! to elect new board members, & Intrigue each other with our hopes and dreams! and then eat. Please come...

on Sunday, March 22nd

from 2:00 ~ 5:00
arrive @ 1:30 to help set up and gab WE START @ 2:00

@ Powder Horn Park, the building ( corner of 15th Av. & 35th St.)

Please RSVP by March, FRIDAY THE 13th to erichovstad@ (or via FaceBook or E-vite)

Day Care Will be Provided

for DAY CARE We especially need to know the # of, & the ages of your children

For the Pot Luck, drinks will be provided Bring your own dishes & a dish to share (stoves for warming available)

not just Please, but DO! forward this message to any and all that have worked in any BB event.
Thank you & see you soon!