Davi Napoleon

Articles by Davi Napoleon
Problem/Solution: Perfectly Frank
Problem: When director Tina Landau and scenic designer Richard Hoover began work on the Steppenwolf production of The Diary of Anne Frank, they wanted
Problem/Solution: Test Tubing
For at least a year, lighting designer Bob Dickinson has been experimenting with low resolution LED technology, upping his inventory of Element Labs Versa
Balancing Act
Problem: When Christine Jones was designing sets for Spring Awakening on Broadway and The Onion Cellar at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston, she
Making The Cut
Problem When Terry Gipson (www.gipsondesigngroup.com) began to design MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout, a competition for best new band in the US that aired
Hatch Me If You Can
Problem When Dave Nofsinger designed Honk!, a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic The Ugly Duckling, a nest and eggs were central elements.
Pork Shop
Problem: When the Connecticut Repertory Theatre mounted The Gut Girls, a play about Victorian women that transpires in a slaughterhouse/gutting shed,
Problem/Solution: Coping With Twists And Turns
Problem: Ken MacDonald crumbled up a section of his model for the Shaw Festival's Design for Living and threw it on the floor. I got frustrated with my
Problem/Solution: Antique Hunting
Problem: When the design came in for I Am My Own Wife at the Dallas Theatre Center, properties master Rich Gilles was worried. Acquiring pieces would
Problem/Solution: Flying, Not Exactly Solo
Problem: Making a Broadway directorial debut was as scary as it comes and as exciting as it comes for Bob Crowley. Fortunately, the director of Tarzan
Problem/Solution: A Model Solution
Solving an architectural puzzle in the very very early stages
Problem/Solution: Seeing Inside The Saturn Sky
Using new material and technology at the 2006 North American Auto Show in Detroit
Problem/Solution: Small Budget, Big Storm
How a Chicago community theatre gave Lear his tempest
Problem/Solution: Moving Scenery Skyward
Hauling an MTV set 10,000' up a mountain
Problem/Solution: Projection On A Shoestring
A tight budget leads to a unique homemade solution
Kid-Size Exhibit, Adult-Size Problems
Hands-on activities help keep hands off valued art objects

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