Oh, theater people can be so wonderfully impossible! Somehow the Wee Folk Players (they’re a stitch) stayed together in one spot long enough to take a group photo. It didn’t take long before the cast and crew rushed back to work on the next episode in their American Drama Series. I know that you like to see private glimpses of the stars backstage, so here are some candid shots of the troupe in action.
Leading strongmen left their egos in check and helped move rugs…
and co-stars lent a hand sifting through and organizing the store room…
and hauled props to their spot on the set.
Costumes were fitted by the wardrobe mistress.
And here, Abe Lincoln gets made up before his appearance as the guest star in an upcoming episode.
Next week, the creative director of the Wee Folk Players will step out from behind the curtain and answer questions about how this series has affected her work and life, and reveal what’s next for the troupe.
The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) formed after the 2016 election and have produced a string of episodes in the American Drama Series. To keep up with new posts, subscribe to this blog (top right column on the home page). For a wide ranging look at new and old material from my studio, please follow along on Instagram and Facebook. And to find out about Salley Mavor’s post-election satire, please read this interview.
Can’t wait to see what you have lined up for Mr Lincoln!
A great cast! Lincoln should be interesting.
I’m embroidering today but not at the scale of your work. I am impressed with the detail you have in the costumes. It is inspiring me. Thank you.
I think you are hysterically funny,and so clever to boot! And I want to thank you, I recently bought your book, and made my first doll. You are brilliant!
Thanks Susan, I’m glad that you’ve jumped into the wee world by making your own doll!
Love the “behind the scenes” shots with the crew working so hard to make things happen. Looking forward to future episodes.
Thanks for the backstage tour!
Was wonderful to view the casts interactions behind the scenes . So cooperative and creative.
I’m curious about the little dog in the group photo or is it a cat?
Oh, that’s Toto/Trump from Mr. Pence Goes to Washington from an earlier episode which you can see here: https://weefolkstudio.com/2017/01/08/mr-pence-goes-to-washington/
I only just discovered this. Shamefully, I haven’t checked in at your blog for quite a spell. Talk about raising my spirits post-election! Love the fishnet stockings. Is that Kellyanne or Ivanka? I really need to research their past performances now and get up to speed!
Glad you checked in Kay! If you’ve seen the Great American Ball episode, you may get that the character in fishnets with a 5 o’clock shadow is Pence’s gender non-conforming fantasy partner. You can see a list of the whole series here: https://weefolkstudio.com/wee-folk-players/
Recognize any of the cast?
So great again!!! You’re amazing! Not just creative with your hands but with your mind too! Am staying very impressed! Your daffodils are beautiful! Thanks again! xoxo, maria