Sunset inspiration

I have been thinking a lot lately about a quote from Linda Essig: “Your life outside the theatre is more important than your life inside the theatre.” I have taken that as a reminder to always enjoy every experience to its fullest extent. I love the work I do inside the theatre. Yes, it’s anContinue reading “Sunset inspiration”

Tools of the [model box] trade

Where has a month gone? Mr & Mrs Nobody enjoyed a wonderful opening, I began another semester of teaching, I did the lighting design at the wedding of some dear friends, I stage managed a music festival in the woods, and today was the first production meeting for A Couple of Blaguards at Irish ClassicalContinue reading “Tools of the [model box] trade”

Mr. & Mrs. Nobody

To kick off the regular theatre season I am designing the set (and some props) for a production of Mr. & Mrs. Nobody at The New Phoenix Theatre. Construction and painting are 90% complete. I hired a student of mine as a painter and we spent the day yesterday making a mess of some plastic,Continue reading “Mr. & Mrs. Nobody”

Baking for the theatre

Today is the final dress for Cinderella. There have been many a prop added and a few were cut. I’m fairly certain my favorite crafting moment from the last three weeks are the pies below. I got the “recipe” from a rather talented student’s blog: here. A few modifications of my own and I proudlyContinue reading “Baking for the theatre”

Don’t let the food spoil

More often than not, I am working on a production that necessitates any number of faux food items. Cinderella is no exception. The opening scene is a bustling town square with fruit vendors, a butcher, a baker, and florist (among others) selling their wares out of carts and baskets. For me, this means new adventuresContinue reading “Don’t let the food spoil”

the thrill of the hunt

This past Friday was the first full production meeting for Cinderella that goes up at Artpark (Lewiston, NY) in August. My role is props designer, and during tech I will also be ALD to LK. This show is not intensely prop heavy, but there are a fair amount of period furniture pieces to be found.Continue reading “the thrill of the hunt”