Monthly Archives: December 2009

Concerning Couches

Hello all, My apologies for the hiatus — its been a distracting one, but i’m now back in the saddle. I recently wrote an entry about how the cardboard box is the hardest prop in the world. I may be … Continue reading

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I don’t shop for a living, I WORK vol 5

Putnam Rolling Ladders Ok, so I am looking for a library ladder. Turns out, like everything in New York, there is a store completely devoted to them. In Soho, just off Canal street, Putnam Rolling Ladders has a warehouse/office space. … Continue reading

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how many props masters does it take to bake a cake?

One of the things that I LOVE about the Public is that not only do they have a great prop shop, that they are happy to let me hang out in, but that there is always another prop person or … Continue reading

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“I don’t shop for a living, I WORK”, volume 4

For background on this hilarious title see volume 1. EVOLUTION I think we all know that there is nothing more tempting or powerful onstage than a good old cabinet of curiosities. Macabre, theatrical, mildly historical, the Victorian love of taxidermy, … Continue reading

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The Art of the Artless

The kind of projects that I really get off on make me wonder sometimes what kind of a props master I really am. Sure, I can get into gold-leafing something, or re-uphostering. I enjoy figuring out how to make things … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion

So I kind of promised myself that I wouldn’t do this (making this post not entirely “shameless”), but I have been working on Orpheus X at the Duke for the past few weeks, and EVERYONE SHOULD SEE IT. Its a … Continue reading

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