On The Town

North Country Center for the Arts: Papermill Theatre
Summer, 2009
Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Directed by Kevin Hill
Lighting design by Dan Brunk

Scenic Design and Projections by Matt Kizer

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On the Town was designed to be very open, and to be a dance show. The projection screen UC in the drop generated most of the settings, and wasl used in every scene. The nuetral set was as shown, with forced-perspective buildings.

 

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There were four doors built into the drop. The two middle ones allowed the taxicab to enter. The other doors were available as needed. They were used for the apartments, for the nightclubs, Carnegie Hall, and other settings. aThe projections were orchestrated so that an image of a door landed on any door that would be used in a scene as a door. Otherwise, the doors were invisible.
There were four doors built into the drop. The two middle ones allowed the taxicab to enter. The other doors were available as needed. They were used for the apartments, for the nightclubs, Carnegie Hall, and other settings. aThe projections were orchestrated so that an image of a door landed on any door that would be used in a scene as a door. Otherwise, the doors were invisible.

 

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Below are some examples of the still images and animations that were projectred throughout the show.    When doors are included in the slide, they were also used as a part of the scene.   There were many more images and animations than are shown here.
Note that every animation and image has the shape of the screen superimposed on it.   This prevented unwanted light from the projector from spilling outside of the screen.

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Research of Taxi Orthographic view of Taxi Cab
The taxicab was simply pushed through the double-doors in the screen to be put in position.
All motion was created using the projections.