Title of the piece: T.U.M.D refreshments and front of house
Art forms: My original art form was Performing Arts and my new art form is within production rather than performance, focusing on Front of House. I chose this as I have a passion for catering and communicating with customers, therefore was interested in using these skills. As a dancer, I have been involved in productions before and have knowledge of how they run, so I used my experience from that and combined it with my new front of house skills. I created a character that fits within the narrative that also let me carry out my FOH role to help fit in with the immersive experience.
Stimulus: After choosing a stimulus we then spoke about different themes, the company idea gave me an idea of producing sweet and savoury refreshments that appear dull, however, have additional ingredients.
Development: I have to combine the role of front of house manager with a character to help convey to the audience that they are now employees and not audience members. I am called Mrs Mundane to show that I am boring, dull and predictable. This is what I wanted the audience to expect when tasting my food during the interval. After choosing what to bake, I then moved onto what I could add to make the food secretly exciting. I researched recipes, bought ingredients and practised baking and cooking the refreshments.
I also made badges for the audience to help separate them into groups, I worked on the ticket allocation, tickets, posters and the reception desk for the event. I also had to lead a production meeting and brief the front of house team. I have got Bradley and Molly to help with the serving of the refreshments on the day and will be performing gestural movements from time to time symbolising the robotic, repetitive movements that would occur when working for T.U.M.D Ltd.
Final Piece: My two art forms worked well together as I was able to portray the use of dance and my customer service, and communication skills both physically and vocally. I am really pleased with my final piece as I have accomplished all that I have set out to do within this project.