One of the greatest innovations that we had in the prop shop at the Public was when we introduced the concierge bell.

Inexplicably, we had 10 of them in prop storage, so we installed them on each work table in the shop. Whenever anyone finished anything, they rang a bell… “ding! prop done!”.

I really think we need this kind of satisfaction in Grad School. We spent a huge amount of time talking about punctuation and transitions in class today… and I’m inclined to think that maybe theater needs to inject the concierge bell as a device…

Ding! Scene done!



About meredithries

Meredith is a set designer living in Brooklyn, NY. See her work at: www.meredithries.com This is a repurposed old blog. Because continuity is important. Malaprop is a malapropism
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