Fest Parade Production Info 2017

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Key West Weirdos,  Bringing Back the Weird,  Wild & Wacky,  Future is Female, Unity, Equality, Diversity

Our Lead FEST Float represents the Heart of Key West.  Colorful, Diverse, Magical, & United.  The Old & New Weirdos Return in Full Force. The eccentric, artistic, quirky citizens of Key West. There will be various small "crews" of people with coordinating/matching costumes that will represent some of the characters from the 2017 Poster. This poster represents 30+ years of different Art Characters from previous Fest posters.  The crews are laid out Below. Suggest, and Ask away please. 

We have a Truck for coolers, generator, large signage and some props and resting along the ride.  5 people at a time is about all she can carry. Otherwise we are on foot, interacting with crow, dancing, and moving in some wild and coordinated way.  Music is happy fun dance/pop/rock from all time periods. 

Characters

Zeus/Triton - with fish, manatees, Steve King's "Tempest" boat, and a couple mermaids, manatees, fish etc.   THE WATER PEOPLE 
TEAM CAPTAIN: MARTHA HOOTEN-ZEUS/POSEIDON
CREW: EMYL HATTINGH & DANIEL ANDREWS-FISH PEOPLE, ANALISE SMITH + CLAIRE FINLEY-MERMAIDS, ZUES PUPPET (5-10) 
Puppet Man - with 7 people that carry the FANTASY Letters, dressed like the puppet man, or a masked jump suit , mask wearing team.  Think -  Umpaloompas or "clockwork orange"masked elfin crew of weirdos. They are the mysterious Producer 'Elves' Behind the FANTASY. And Carry around dance with and formations with the 3' FANTASY LETTERS 
TEAM CAPTAIN: MARKY PIERSON
CREW: TBD - AT LEAST 7
Dragon - The wild and fantastical, imaginative and energizing DRAGON. This can be created to look more iguana - or stick to the drawing image below.  Requires 3-5 people holding/dancing with the body and moment throughout the designated walking float area. 
TEAM CAPTAIN: MORGAN FRAGA
CREW:  NEED 3-4 MORE PEOPLE 
The Sun & Moon - The life-giving Tropical Sun & the spooky and magical moon. Celestial dreamers, and night creatures, stars, astrology etc. 
TEAM CAPTAIN: SUSANNAH WELLS (SUN); LEAH MOELLER (MOON)
CREW: KRISTYN LAMOIA, CARRIE HALL (2-6) 
Flute Player - The Musical Mad Person. Energetic, Inspiring, Music Creating - possibly combined with a crew of divine and bewitching unicorns. Possibly more flute players and one large Puppet on a shopping cart or similar.  
CREW: HAMI GENDRON, CARLA FUQUAY (UNICORNS), BEN PEGG & CREW (HORN PLAYER & FRIENDS)
Lady - 3-5 ladies with pink wigs & bikini *matching!* She represents natural beauty & playfulness.  She has been the main focus in much of the Fest art work. Ladies/Men will take turns sitting on the truck float, clouds, and dancing/interacting with the crowd on the street. Rotation. 
CREW: EFFIE FORD, KATE DIVOLL ( 1-5 )
Skeleton Sailor (stilts) - with a crew of skeleton sailors Large puppet on stilts or in a shopping cart. Represents the Navy, Sailors, Bone Island History. 
TEAM CAPTAIN: TBD
CREW: TBD (3- 10) 
Cat People - Wild, Untamed, and Frisky Cats Roam the streets. 
CREW: TBD (3-10) 
ADDITIONAL CREWS & NECESSARY PRODUCTION MEMBERS 
  • Flag Wavers - (2) Conch Republic Flags & (2) Rainbow Flags on high poles - front of the float 
  • Sign Holders - Slogans to include: Keep KW Weird, Power to the People, One Human Family, Long Live Fantasy Fest, Etc. Roaming 
  • Banner Holders - (2) people needed to hold the banner up front
  • Truck Float Driver - (2) 

Schedule: * The Main Level of the Armory Building is being used for Float & Costume Production until the Parade Day. The schedule below provides the hours we'll be operating. 

Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th 
12pm - 6pm 
Saturday, October 14th 
12pm - 6pm 
Sunday, October 15th
2pm - 8pm

Monday, October 16th through Friday October 20th
10am - 4pm

Wednesday, October 25th - Friday, October 27th 
All day erry day

Saturday, October 28th
PARADE Day Schedule - When we get more info. 

Expectation for build weeks:
Work on props for the float
Work on costume for parade

Expectation for parade:
enjoy ya-self 
​carry a prop 
dance around 
carry a banner
carry a flag

What is provided? 
Both at Building & on the float 
- water & beer
- light snacks
- drinks
- dance music 
- NO BATHROOMS ON PARADE FLOAT

Confirmed Crew

Marky Pierson - duh
Morgan Fraga - duh
Susannah Wells - duh
Martha Hooten - duh
Kristyn Lamoia - duh
Jack McDonald +2
​Leah Moeller +1
​Effie Ford
Joy Nulisch - driving truck
Flo Nebbout +1
Claire Finley
Steve King 
Svea Seredin
Hami Gendron & Carla Fuquay + 1
Analise Smith
Brandon Beach 
Pony Charvet
Carrie Hall + 1
Ben Pegg + 3 
Adam Russell
Kelly Lever
Kate Divoll