To kick off his 20th Anniversary Season as artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls pulled out all the stops to mount an intense and intensely violent version of Shakespeare’s King Lear. The same production with much the same design has taken the stage at Washington’s Sidney Harman Hall.
Quick – how can you catch a matinee in an historic Italian venue and that evening see a show in a former Scottish opera house? Try Sarasota on the west coast of Florida, where the Asolo Repertory Theatre seems to have a specialty in such things
We often talk (and write) about Broadway designs being adapted to go on the road to tour—but the opposite happens as well. 33 Variations, the new show at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on West 49th Street in Manhattan features a design developed in regional theatres that transferred to Broadway
It didn’t sound like a typical project even from the start: any time-traveling play that skips back and forth from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century would give designers plenty of opportunity to be creative
Technical directors and prop masters live and die by their "Bag-O-Tricks." No matter how complicated the show is, there are usually one or two items that a resourceful technician can pull and/or modify from stock....More
Production and lighting designers Steve Lieberman and Seth Jackson discuss how to create engaging environments that suit the needs of the client; dealing with artists’ riders; fiscal responsibilities of a designer; and scaling creative from small festivals to massives....More