Productions

Fun Home

Musical Adapted by: Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori

Based on Graphic Novel by: Alison Bechdel 

This is the first Off-Broadway production, it took place six miles down the road from the playhouse that Helen Bechdel costume designed and performed at. Bruce Bechdal was a board member as well. Being so close to the town where the story takes place, the props designer and I were able shop at antique stores in the surrounding cities and find pieces similar to those depicted in the graphic novel, even books that Bruce owned himself. 

Assistant Props Designer: Trinity Burton

Director: Courtney Self

Scenic Design: Nicholas Schwartz

Lighting Design & Photos: Ethan Vail

Millbrook Playhouse

Summer 2017

Adult Alison's Desk
Adult Alison's Desk

Her desk was dressed with art supplies from Uncle Eli's Art Store in State College, PA with non-descriptive sketch pads and art supplies that Alison was able to use during the show.

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Bruce's Study
Bruce's Study

A small rolling shelf unit dress with original first edition New Temple Collection of Shakespeare's works, other books from the 1970's, and pieces of jade and silver.

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Diner in Philly
Diner in Philly

This is an insert from a vintage 1976 newspaper.

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Adult Alison's Desk
Adult Alison's Desk

Her desk was dressed with art supplies from Uncle Eli's Art Store in State College, PA with non-descriptive sketch pads and art supplies that Alison was able to use during the show.

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Paper Props

A Comedy of Tenors

Play by: Ken Ludwig

A farce set in a 1930's Paris hotel room. Like most farce productions there were always slamming doors presenting us with the challenge of securing props and dressing to the set. For this show, we were able to pull mostly from stock.

Assistant Props Designer: Trinity Burton

Director: Jimmy Smagula

Scenic Design: Nicholas Schwartz

Lighting Design & Photos: Ethan Vail

Millbrook Playhouse

Summer 2017

Hotel Set Dressing
Hotel Set Dressing

The director requested for vases of lilies on every table. We also added a vintage 1930's radio, matches and ash tray. Everything was hot glued down to secure it to the tables.

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Throw Pillows
Throw Pillows

There we several throw pillows one the couch that helped conceal two actors that were hidden under a blanket at the top of the show that were then later revealed. (See next photo.)

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A Colorful Scarf
A Colorful Scarf

The props department provided a custom made scarf that I surged, made 2 matching ones, and hemmed.

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Hotel Set Dressing
Hotel Set Dressing

The director requested for vases of lilies on every table. We also added a vintage 1930's radio, matches and ash tray. Everything was hot glued down to secure it to the tables.

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Spamalot

Musical by: Eric Idle

This was the show of 30 second props. Though the props were simple, there was a lot of them that were only on stage for 30 second bits. This was also a heavy custom build prop show. Most props were shop made and re-purposed items from our stock.

Assistant Props Designer: Trinity Burton

Director: Rob Schneider

Scenic Design: Nicholas Schwartz

Lighting Design & Photos: Ethan Vail

Millbrook Playhouse

Summer 2017

Baguette Swords
Baguette Swords

For the baguette swords used in the Paris scene we bought actual baguettes and over baked them and then coated them in polyurethane. This made them realistic and durable. (1 of 2)

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Baguette Swords
Baguette Swords

Production photo. (2 of 2)

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Camalot Letters
Camalot Letters

The letters were drawn by hand onto 11"x17" cardstock.

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Baguette Swords
Baguette Swords

For the baguette swords used in the Paris scene we bought actual baguettes and over baked them and then coated them in polyurethane. This made them realistic and durable. (1 of 2)

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