Category: Design
You Can Hear What She's Thinking -- Literally
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, November 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new interactive show fuses theatrical design and neuroscience in an attempt to parse the female brain --- Back in 2012, Melania Trump tweeted out a photo of a whale with the caption, "What is she thinking?" that went viral. Six years later, people are still replying to that tweet, which is fitting considering the First Lady is one of the women whose...
Creating Costumes in a Giant Ape's Shadow
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, November 08, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 8, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Roger Kirk returns to Broadway with King Kong --- Costume designer Roger Kirk didn't have to worry about dressing the title character for King Kong on Broadway. Apes don't wear clothes, even when a massive animatronic one is the star of the show. But the Tony winner faced many other challenges crafting the hundreds of costumes...
He Doesn't Design Sets, He Creates Environments
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Why Tony nominee Dane Laffrey completely reconfigured the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for Lewiston/Clarkston --- "You said you needed space; I gave you space," a drug-addicted mother tells her estranged gay son in Lewiston/Clarkston, two plays by Samuel D. Hunter presented as one evening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The mother's comment...
He's Designing Three Shows at Once
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, October 09, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 9, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Set and costume designer Arnulfo Maldonado is having a major Off-Broadway moment --- An African-American woman is working in her kitchen. She's wearing heels; her hair is elegantly coiffed. The furniture and appliances indicate we're in the mid-20th century. This feels like a real place, with its floral-patterned wallpaper, Formica table and white...
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
How Classic Musicals Are Being Reimagined Off-Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 28, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 28, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
See fresh takes on Fiddler on the Roof, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmen Jones --- Off-Broadway is often a destination for adventurous theatre, free from the commercial constraints of keeping a production running on the Great White Way. So it's intriguing that this summer, three nonprofit companies have chosen to revive classic Broadway...
How Do You Dress a Diva?
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Wednesday, May 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Paul Tazewell talks Summer: The Donna Summer Musical --- What becomes a legend most? That's what Paul Tazewell needed to figure out not once, not twice but three times as the costume designer for Summer, the new Broadway musical inspired by the life and music of late disco icon Donna Summer. Tazewell had to dress a trio of performers...
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