Contacts for Theatre Production
It is a proven fact in the film industry that changing your appearance can help considerably when trying to become a character. Many actors such as Orlando Bloom have used coloured contacts to become a character (Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy), or become another species like vampires and zombies. So if it can work for the film industry it should most certainly help with theatre productions when completing the costumes.
To make any production successful you need a keen and sharp eye for detail, and using coloured contacts can be a way of making sure every tiny detail has been thought of. Coloured or patterned contact lenses can help make your chosen production seem more realistic and will allow actors to become more involved in that character. Coloured eye contacts are perfect for such productions as Cats and The Lion King.
When becoming a character from a book or from a certain period, wigs are normally used to represent that time and character. Using coloured eye contacts can also bring authenticity to the portrayal of the character; the mistress of the house may have been blonde with blue eyes or dark with green eyes for example. Eye contacts are an easy and effective way of keeping details true to the story you want to tell.