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Scene-Less Transition: Setting The Stage Without Scenery For Aida 
Creating scenery for a recent MUSKET theatre company production of Aida posed challenges at the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Cat Trick: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Curtains The Cat 
For the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Cat, a computerized curtain that changed shape during the show was a central element in that design
Problem/Solution: Dancing With The PARs: A Dancing Set For Stages St. Louis' Big River 
Would Big River be too large an undertaking for the 380-seat Stages St. Louis
Problem/Solution: Lords Of The Ring For Trafford Tanzi 
Tech Director Vs. Budget: Trafford Tanzi Triumphs At University Of Michigan
The Dream Team For Memphis' The Playhouse On The Square 
The Playhouse On The Square looked to Chicago's Steppenwolf as a model for its new theatre
Lost In Translation Trucking Through China With Aida 
Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment (NWE) tackles trucking Aida through China.
Keeping Up With The Jonesin’ At University of Michigan 
University of Michigan student designers tackle an unfinished play producing student work Jonesin’ by Seth Moore.
Problem/Solution: Making A Splash For Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre takes Twelfth Night to sea without flooding a theatre.
Problem/Solution: High-Tech Design, Low Budget For MTV’s ESL 
Production designer Terry Gipson and lighting designer Michael Grabowski share ideas and budget to achieve a unique look for MTV’s ESL.
Problem/Solution: Theatrical Savvy Saves A Project For The Detroit Zoo 
Monika Essen designed four studios to be used for art classes, meetings, and more for the Detroit Zoo
Problem/Solution: Unifying Five Directors’ Visions In Look, What I Don’t Understand 
A one-man show with a single set shouldn’t be all that difficult to pull off, but designer/playwright/actor Anthony Nikolchev created some challenges for himself on Look, What I Don’t Understand
Come Together 
Problem A one-man show with a single set shouldn't be all that difficult to pull off, but designer/playwright/actor Anthony Nikolchev created some challenges
Problem/Solution: Protecting Seven Studios From Each Other 
Problem: While current economic conditions are forcing some arts organizations out of their homes (Homeless In The American Theatre, Live Design, October
Problem/Solution: Floods And Rain On A Theatre Stage 
Problem Set in a Manhattan high-rise, with large windows that lean forward over the playing space, rain beating on them, The Evildoers might have been
Season Of The Scenario 
This may be the season of the scenario. In the space of two months, audiences in Ann Arbor, MI, experienced two productions that were designed before they were written. Both involved tricky entranceways
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