Category Archives: theater design

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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Significant Text

For the past year, these images have been hanging above my drafting table:   By Nathan Coley Linda Evangelista photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari for W magazine, 2009.   The wall was covered with images and clippings, but these were my … Continue reading

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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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