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Mary Poppins


Top of show. A white scrim is in downstage creating a haze effect. A sky is visible over rooftops. In this rendering are a variety of elements including shaped two-dimensional rooftops with illuminated windows; a shaped rear-projection screen; more projections across the back of the space, a movable front-door unit; a movable, battery-powered lamppost; and, dimly see, the parlor setting,
 


Above is the parlor setting. Wallpaper, clock, and pictures are rear-projected. The screen flies slightly in and out to allow the jackknife wagon to carry the stairs and fireplace under it. The rooftops visible in the distance are projected on the cyclorama at the back of the space.
The nursery, above, has blue walls and windows, which are rear-projected. The fireplace has inner structures and a false back, so that the children can pull themselves up it and appear to be sucked up the chimney when needed. Mary places her bag on the wagon DSC, where there is a disguised panel that allows her to pull anything up from her bag. Crew in the trap room below the stage push items up into her bag through the floor.

The park is established with a wrought iron fence standing on top of a lower brick wall (both projected). The wall provides a place for Bert’s chalk art to be seen; the audience in this theatre cannot see the stage floor very clearly, so even though he drew on the deck, we needed a secondary place to show what he is doing in these scenes. The rooftops are accomplished with two more jackknife wagons that pivot in from DR and DL.


This is an animation showing how the scenery moves. Projections are omitted from this. The screens are simply glowed blue and pink so that are differentiated. read more

 
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Deathtrap

 
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A Dream Play

Music Composition and Sound Design by Christopher Komisarek



 
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Merrily We Roll Along

 
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Much Ado About Nothing

  

 
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Cowboys!

 
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The Theban Cycle


Below:  Discussion images

For reference, what follows is the set from the 2006 Greek Trilogy Project.

This is the groundplan from the 2006 Trilogy Project.

A man riding his bike up the stairs at Robson Square in Vancouver Canada.

 
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Carrie the Musical

The scenic for Carrie the Musical at Plymouth State University employs a variety of technologies to move the narrative from place to place. There is a basic unit set that is the ruined gymnasium. This setting is modified to become other settings by means of scenic units that move in and out, and walls that pivot and jack-knife. There are also sequences in the show that will rely on projection mapping and heavy usage of lighting.

 
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Brilliant Being

Brilliant Being was an experimental project.  It was created using a non-traditional collaborative process between a playwright, choreographer, composer, and myself as scenographer.     The visual design consisted primarily of projections mapped onto an all-white set.

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The media was driven by a variety of technologies.   The core software used was Dataton Watchout.   Watchout provided the capacity to control a multitude of projectors smoothly, as well as allowing control of a huge amount of media, as well as the audio for the show.    We also integrated other, special software, that interacted with the performance, which was what this project really was about from a design standpoint. read more

 
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A Man of No Importance

 
    

 
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