Dead Parrots Society member Zach Wymore has been getting pretty fancy lately.
For his 300-level physical styles class, Wymore is learning to undertake the careful art of cross-dressing. Wymore, a double major in theatre and business with a dance minor, said cross-dressing incorporates much more than makeup and a wig. It’s about the walk and the attitude too.
Wymore said part of understanding a role is researching and observing people relevant to that role; for example, watching how women walk around campus.
“I’m a really good woman,” Wymore said.
Stroking his beard, he acknowledged the irony.
For students in Western’s theatre department, thoroughly researching a role can be the key element to a star performance.
When the role is from a different time period, Wymore said he researches the style, clothing and history of that era.