These are some of my favorite recent set designs for Theatre Tallahassee. There are two stage spaces, the larger mainstage auditorium, which seats 270+ people, and the Coffeehouse black-box which seats about 80.
- The 39 Steps
- God of Carnage
- Fox on the Fairway
- Monty Python’s Spamalot
- Stop Kiss (blackbox)
- You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- Love, Loss, & What I Wore (blackbox, which I also directed).
The challenges of designing sets for community theater are many: not enough skilled workers, never enough budget, time and space constraints, and a dearth of volunteers. But I find the experience so rewarding and worth it, and I’ve learned so much.
I have a portfolio/blog site, where I’ll be posting more photos from these and any upcoming shows, and where I hope to blog more about the process and challenges of designing for community theaters. http://sceniconashoestring.wordpress.com
I have some really exciting shows coming up next season, including sets for The Addams Family and Murder on the Nile (which I’ll also be directing).