NSFW

By Lucy Kirkwood

April 2017

Director: Anthony Clark

Lighting Designer: Ben Mason-Foster

Company: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Venue: Linbury Studio

Photos: Richard Hubert Smith. © LAMDA 2017

A play about toxic ideals for women in the magazine industry. The first act is set in a men's magazine similar to Hustler and Playboy. The second is set in a women's magazine a la Glamour. I wanted to create very stereotypical environments for both, using a palette that references the athletic world for the men's magazine, and conveys the feel of a spa for the women's. At the same time, I utilised the same shelving units and parallel magazine imagery to highlight the both the way genders are divided, but also to highlight the similarity in the way women are idealised and stylised in both establishments.