The Twentieth Wife – Official Makeup Artist

Empress Noor Jahan, as portrayed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Project Description

Natasha, owner of Spool Me Rotten Threading Spa, was honored to be named the official makeup artist for the Northern California live stage performances of “The Twentieth Wife”. Reknown Kathak dance artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh was the solo performer in “The Twentieth Wife”. Farah danced in the Kathak tradition (a classic Indian dance form used for storytelling), which meant that she portrayed all eleven (11) male and female characters in the story.

Since there was only room for quick wardrobe changes in the two-hour performance, the production team sought out Natasha for her expertise in makeup application. Natasha’s challenge was to provide makeup direction and application that allowed Farah to seamlessly portray all eleven characters without necessitating a makeup change. Natasha worked with Farah to create a look that met these needs.

Project Details

Production The Twentieth Wife
Role Official Makeup Artist
– January 2015: Z Space in San Francisco, CA
– March 2016: Mexican Heritage Theater in San Jose, CA

Dance Artist

Male and Female Characters Artist Portrays

Makeup Applications Allowed

Thank you Natasha for not only making me look and feel so good due to your brilliant artistry… I just love having your warmth and loving energy prior to hitting the stage.

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Kathak Artist (Performer & Instructor)

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