Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Concept
My concept for Vampire Lesbians of Sodom is based on an idea of a burlesque drag show. The drag show concept works well with the gender bending of the script, the Las Vegas and the 20’s film industry. However the lady vampires will appear to be in drag but will actually be women to play more with the gender bending. The play opens with the prologue being a drag show of based on the first encounter of the two lovers. Then it flashes back to the 20’s when they were almost caught by a vampire hunter, the only hunter to have ever caught them. The play then ends with the two deciding to put together the show the audience saw at the beginning of the play. For both vampires there is an animal associated. The “succubus” is a spider because she is the crueler of the two and devours her meals. The “virgin” is a bat because she gently sucks out the blood. These two creatures tie into their costumes. The two vampires try to blend in, but both have drag queen-like loudness to them and their clothing is flashier and stand out more to what the other characters of the play are wearing. The other characters’ colors have been held back in order to pop the vampires’ out more. Both vampires have a very tight color pallet stemming from the “gems” in their necklaces and black to create some ominous overtones. A Purple Alexandrite is for the succubus and an Emerald is for the virgin.