So many iconic songs in Mary Poppins, it’s hard to choose just one for a blog title. Plenty of singing. Plenty of props. Plenty of spotlights. Practically Perfect as we opened last Thursday night in beautiful Lewiston. Following the celebratory opening night reception, this weekend was hit the ground running for Deathtrap. Flea Markets, thriftContinue reading “Chim Chim Cheroo”
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Research and Reading
I’m currently in process for Mary Poppins, as props coordinator/designer, and for Deathtrap, as scenic designer. In the research phase for both productions, I’m reading and scouring. I’m reading a book about research. And I’m reading for the joy of reading. Semester obligations complete, it’s a summer ahead of books and more books. With aContinue reading “Research and Reading”
Horses and Hazers
Post USITT wrap up::: Insightful sessions on sustainability practices, greener theatre, opera management, upcoming Prague Quadrennial, electricity in a new age of LEDs, 3D printing safety and how lighting can effect your health. Inspirational words from Boris Kudlicka, Ann Roth, Eugene Lee and the always witty Richard Pilbrow. Tex-Mex and margaritas. Source 4 LED colorContinue reading “Horses and Hazers”
Clybourne Park opens this week. My first scenic jaunt with Road Less Traveled Productions. The old Studio Arena has a new life as 710Main Theatre. RLTP invaded the space for this provocative story on race relations, social perspectives, and the continuing fight for equality on all fronts. Come join the conversation.
Dancing mushrooms & shaking skeletons
It must be time for Baba Yaga. Where else could you find a world of magical woodland creatures dancing with goblins and the undead? The Halloween folk tale opens tonight at Shea’s. A theatre filled with its own magical Art Deco architecture. Watch out for goblins.
It’s been a time these months. Opened and closing. Curtain Up! at the New Phoenix. Set design for Venus in Fur. Many thanks to the team I had on board for this little boxed set. Good karma comes around. Venus reborn. Venus revealed.
Summer stock wrap up
As the end of July draws near, so to does my own little version of summer stock. Sound of Music has opened and closed. The props have been safely bubble wrapped and loaded into shipping containers for their journey to Jordon. New Phoenix design has been approved, set construction underway next month. And I justContinue reading “Summer stock wrap up”
The hills [of Lewiston] are alive, with The Sound of Music. . Summer [stock] is in full swing up here along the Niagara gorge and we are full swing into Sixteen, Going on Seventeen hours of tech. Halfway thru and all I can simply remember are A Few of my Favorite [spot cues] Things. We’reContinue reading “Do-Ray-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do”
Creativity in the face of opulence
Some belated musings about the production of Giselle from last month. As previously mentioned, I was the lighting designer (and scenic artist) on this show. Every time I mount a new show on the Shea’s stage I am honored to have the opportunity. The theatre itself is absolutely breathtaking. Originally built in 1926, it isContinue reading “Creativity in the face of opulence”
Charming cottages & Epic trees
One week, eight paint calls. I was hired as the Scenic Artist for the production of Giselle with Neglia Ballet Artists that I was also the lighting designer for. Our paint space was in a converted barn in the rolling hills of Boston, NY. Less picturesque on some of these frigid days we’ve been having,Continue reading “Charming cottages & Epic trees”