Monthly Archives: April 2010

Upholstery By Fire

So, I always learn things the hard way. For example, I’m working on a production of Cosi Fan Tutte for Mannes Opera, doing the props. The set designer asked for a set of matching ornate chairs with white frames and … Continue reading

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not to get personal…

RIP Sophie. 1993–2010 She was a good dog. She used to get really hairy and climb into the suitcase with her bed in it before we moved. Pour one out for her.

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Fake Books Out Of Real Paper

It is so rare in props that you end up making the same thing on 2 different shows. Sure, there are some old standards: knives that bleed so that it looks like someone is getting cut, wine, breakaway bottles etc, … Continue reading

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Vice Squad

So, one of the things that made Bloody Bloody such a fun show to prop was how much of the props and set dressing were related to sex, drugs, alcohol, and general vice, evil and political commentary. Here are some … Continue reading

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