Romeo and Juliet

Plymouth State University
March 3-6, 2016
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sharon Paquette
Lighting design by Jaime Mancuso
Costume design by Danee Grillo
Technical Director: Bob Bruemmer

Scenic Design and Projections by Matt Kizer

 

The Abbey Garden
The Abbey Garden

The initial concept for this design is rooted in the Teatro Olimpico in Northern Italy. We created a single, neutral facade on stage that surrounds all of the action in the show. The 1585 version is elaborately decorated with sculpture and paint. Ours was much more smooth and stark, and was painted digitally with light.The initial concept for this design is rooted in the Teatro Olimpico in Northern Italy. We created a single, neutral facade on stage that surrounds all of the action in the show. The 1585 version is elaborately decorated with sculpture and paint. Ours was much more smooth and stark, and was painted digitally with light.

Below, you see two digital models of the set.  Initially, there were two balconies included, which echoed the existing box-seat lighting positions in the space.

The space was framed with a false proscenium decorated with Deko-Renaissance crossover treatment. This design tied in directly to existing lines in the venue itself, Hanaway Theatre.
The space was framed with a false proscenium decorated with Deko-Renaissance crossover treatment. This design tied in directly to existing lines in the venue itself, Hanaway Theatre.

A total of six projectors were installed in the space, allowing us to map different portions of the set independently from others.

Romeo in Exile in Mantua
Romeo in Exile in Mantua
The Grand Ballroom at the Capulet House
The Grand Ballroom at the Capulet House
The Church at the Abbey
The Church at the Abbey
Juliet's Balcony
Juliet’s Balcony
Friar Lawrence's Cell
Friar Lawrence’s Cell
Juliet's Balcony
Juliet’s Balcony
The Grand Ballroom at the Capulet House
The Grand Ballroom at the Capulet House

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The Abbey Garden
The Abbey Garden
Above ground at the Tomb
Above ground at the Tomb
Below ground in the Tomb
Below ground in the Tomb