Category Archives: art onstage

Insta-Theater! PART 2

Just to summarize, this is a series of posts about things that are always effective design tactics onstage… and why. Part 1 was about walls of stuff — think scenery that are piles of a single type of object (be … Continue reading

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Insta-Theater! PART 1

I’ve been designing elements of 2-3 shows per week for the last 6 months. Like 2–3 different shows: different scripts, different periods, different styles, different elements. After a while, if you haven’t completely burnt out, you start to notice that … Continue reading

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in defense of stuff

The other kids at Grad School are teasing me. Not that this is particularly unusual; everybody teases everybody at Grad School. Basically, now every time anyone says the word “props”, every head in the room turns to me, just waiting … Continue reading

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Fake Art in Fake Rooms

So, I’ve been on my long rant about why I love having real art onstage, but sometimes designers want things that are a little out of our price range. Such as Giacometti sculptures. Like this one. Yep. The most expensive … Continue reading

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Real art in fake rooms

So lately its been occurring to me that this blog is becoming less about props mastery and more about set design through the lens of props: or what a prop gives to or takes away from design in general. I … Continue reading

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