Hamlet

Auburn University
April, 2011
Written by William Shakespeare, Adapted by Chris Qualls
Directed by Chris Qualls
Costume design by Tracy Oleinick
Technical Director: Paul Anton

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and Projections by Matt Kizer

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Chris Qualls distilled this version of the classic with concise edits, the injection of an occasional montage, and a liberal use of rock music.   This venue was a large proscenium house.   Chris really wanted the feel of a fighting arena, and had no interest in maintaining a fourth wall.   I designed a four-sided arena which was built on the proscenium stage.  It included four voms with several extra entrances, such as overlooking balconies above the performance space, and a stairwell-trap from the middle of the playing space.   Moving lights and haze were the foundation of the lighting design, along with a remotely controlled and ghostly boombox that mystically drove key moments in the show.

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