Tag Archives: Meredith Ries

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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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 … 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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set ups

So theres a really exciting post coming soon about some of the AMAZING things coming out of the prop shop over at the Public (we’re in Shakespeare in the Park Crazy), but in the meantime… I was trolling the internet … Continue reading

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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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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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