Makeup for Older Actors–Defining Your Character


When Senior Theatre performers use makeup, they can bring their characters to life! Learn new techniques, products, and tools for a flawless application from a professional film/television/stage makeup artist.  

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  • By Patti Schulte

    When Senior Theatre performers use makeup well, they can bring their characters to life! Learn new techniques, products, and tools for a flawless application. Discover how to adapt your makeup to accommodate older skin, wrinkles, balding heads, and other ‘joys’ of aging! You’ll discover how makeup can give your acting a whole new sense of strength and clarity. It makes a huge difference!

    Learn techniques and adaptations to help older actors apply and use makeup. Topics include:

    • Everyday makeup vs. stage makeup
    • Skin care
    • Your makeup kit
    • Makeup products for the stage
    • Makeup tools
    • Makeup application and removal
    • and more!

    About Patti Schulte

    A Chicago native, Patti Schulte attended Columbia College of Chicago in Theatre Design, and Vancouver Film School’s Makeup, Design, Film, and Television program. While working backstage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a makeup artist for Madame Butterfly, the elaborate wigs were so exciting that she began studying the craft of wigs in a wig-making apprenticeship. Later she worked on hair in numerous feature film and TV productions.

    Patti’s theatre projects include Vancouver Opera, the Moscow Classical Ballet’s Nutcracker, Broadway Disney’s The Lion King, and the national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Patti has worked on films such as Stargate: Atlantis, the L Word, Harper’s Island, Psych, Eureka, Fringe, and The Rise of the Apes.

    Patti writes to encourage others to experience the joy of hair and makeup on stage!

  • To order, choose how you’d like to receive the product, and then click Add to Cart. 

    If you want to read the complete script, order a hard copy or e-script for perusal.

    If you want to perform or rehearse, order cast copies. Select either e-cast copies, which you will be able to download, or hard cast copies. Hard cast copies are printed in black and white on 3-hole punched paper so it’s easy to put them into notebooks.

    Play collections are copyright protected and can’t be copied. When you decide which plays you want to use, contact us for e-scripts which you can copy.

    When you have performance dates, add royalty to your shopping cart, along with the number of performances. Rates are per performance and apply whether you charge admission or not. They are due two weeks prior to the show.

    Check out by going to “View Cart” and then clicking on the Proceed to Checkout button. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal. If you prefer, you may also use the Order Form in Word, the Order Form as a PDF, or just call us.

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, purchase orders, money orders, cash, and checks in US dollars.

     We appreciate your order. Thanks for helping older performers fulfill their theatrical dreams!

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