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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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Punctuation.

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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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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We Did It All for the Children

So, when you do a lot of off-Broadway theater, you become a little immune to the “this shows got legs!!” attitude. Or at least ambivalent. People are (of course) interested in having the highest possible production values, even on small … Continue reading

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