Category Archives: hardest props in the world

Let them Eat Cake, a Post About Pie

Its been a while since I’ve made a prop. Lets be specific: It’s been a while since I’veĀ developedĀ a prop. Which is a very different process. Making props happens all the time. Whenever you hand an actor a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Didn’t I Tell You We’d Live Like Kings?

OK, this has been on my mind for a long time, and now that I am “retiring”, as it were, from being a prop-person… I feel a little better about going on this rant. A brief disclaimer before I do, … Continue reading

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Newspaper addendum

Oh my, not having internet at home really sucks. I wanted to add a quick note about the endgame that was the Mr and Mrs Fitch newspaper saga. We ended up adding a matte contact paper to the insides of … Continue reading

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I can gather all the news I need from the Weather Report

So, I have to say, newspapers are an incredibly difficult prop. When I saw the script for Mr and Mrs Fitch, which is about gossip columnists manipulating the headlines I thought to myself “those newspapers are going to be a … Continue reading

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“of course Berlin theater is about walls…”

… I thought as the lights came up on yet more people scribbling on the white walls of the set for Heart of Darkness (Herz de Finsternis) at the Deutsches Theater. This was before they lowered the 30-foot tall skeleton … Continue reading

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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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