SMILE NOW, CRY LATER
Hollywood, constructed realities, constructed emotions, a tale on authenticity. On the 8th of October 2018 MAISON the FAUX created an immersive performance within a spatial surrounding in downtown Los Angeles: walking into the venue, the audience entered a MAISON the FAUX STUDIOS set. A garden, a bedroom and an office were set up in the midst of a heavy populated set. Actors frantically making sure they got characterization of their role just right. The performance often took the best of the actors while performing the 7 scenes of "Smile Now, Cry Later"; an Art Director guided the live audience to Smile and to Cry along with the characters.
When are emotions and feelings genuine and when does the character take over?
How do you recognize the mask?
Emotions, glamour: the wardrobe also played a crucial role in transforming an ordinary human into a persona. The costume of the cast was tied together by voluminous houndstooth costumes and crafted leather garments and constructed denim items. Modern pieces were gathered into romantic, organically shaped items. A carefully outlined balance between classic comedy and contemporary drama.
It’s ok to cry. Smile Now, Cry Later.