Theatrical Make-Up Workshop
with Lily Ann Coleman
Lily Ann Coleman shows us how to create stage make-up from two very different periods of history for both men and women:
- Restoration make-up, and how to make cheap wigs work
- perfect ’50s make-up
- how to create convincing wounds
During this online Zoom tutorial, Lily Ann will take you through a step-by-step guide to creating some iconic styles and quick tips for convincing wounds. You’ll be able to follow along and ask any questions during the workshop. If you take a photo of your finished make-up, we’ll upload them here in our festival gallery.
Book your free ticket below, and we’ll forward to you your Zoom link and password for the workshop
Lily Ann completed a BA in Theatre Studies and Psychology at Brock University in Canad,a then trained as a Stage Manager including time at the Canadian Opera Company. She came to London to train at the Drama Studio London as an actor in 1984. After years of short courses and doing her own and fellow cast members’ make-up for various productions, along with a strong interest in historical costume and millinery styles, she trained at the London School of Media Make-up in 2013.
She has worked on many short films but her main love is still theatre, especially the fringe and non-professional sector where money and resources are less expansive as this demands a different kind of creativity and lateral thinking. She has become especially sought after for adapting inexpensive wigs to various historical styles.
Through working on the play Rachel’s Café by Lucy Dancer where she designed the make-up and trained the actor to do his own transformation into a pre-op transgender woman each night while on tour, she has often found herself advising on similar transformations in the real world.
She is constantly still learning, and loves passing on this knowledge.