Premiering This Thursday, Dec. 8, “Fabularis: Characters of Myth and Legend” is the First Fashion Show Held by the Department of Theatre and Media Arts
Experience a journey through the levels of the earth, underworld and celestial heavens as characters from myths and legends from all over the world cross the stage. Previously scheduled for only two showings, tickets for a third show at 10:30 p.m. are now available on Dec. 8 due to popular demand.
Professor Dennis Wright, faculty lead over Fabularis, described this show as one of a kind. Wright brings with him decades of experience in costume design and fashion, beginning with a Bachelor of Science degree in clothing and textiles from BYU and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University in theatrical costume design.
“Fabularis a great opportunity to see students' creativity in an open-ended way,” said Wright. “The show is high drama and high fashion. What’s not to like?”
Ryver Mecham, a student designer creating a legendary look for Fabularis, agrees with Wright in that the students’ creativity sparked some exciting designs.
“I was really excited when I first heard about this concept of myths,” said Mecham. “This project has been about the idea of getting to explore and combine myths which has been a lot of fun for me.”
Mecham took inspiration from Norse mythology for their design. Their look is inspired by Hel, the Norse goddess of the underworld. As a daughter of the trickster god Loki, she was cast out of Asgard after her birth and sent to the underworld.
“I’ve loved getting to see my ideas come to life,” said Mecham. “Typically, as a costume designer you design the looks and then someone else constructs them. Having this be my project from the very beginning has been really rewarding.”
With both the earlier shows being completely sold out, the 10:30 p.m. showing is the last chance for audience members to see these student designs come to life on stage. It promises to be a fabulous fashion-filled evening. Don’t miss the late show!
Tickets and Show Details
Fabularis: Characters of Myth and Legend
- December 8 | 7:30 p.m. *sold out*
- December 8 | 9:00 p.m. *sold out*
- December 8 | 10:30 p.m.
Location: Studio Theatre, BYU West Campus
Tickets: Available in person at the HFAC ticket office, by phone at (801) 422-2981 or online