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Problem/Solution: Everything To Everyone 
Problem If you haven't seen one of Terry Gipson's production designs lately, chances are your kids have. Rhinebeck, NY-based Gipson Design Group has done
Problem/Solution: Seaside Setting 
Problem Michael Yeargan's design for the Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific is more presentational than realistic, with a tropical bamboo surround
Problem/Solution: Working The Floor 
Problem There are surprises in the Guthrie Theatre's Peer Gynt. Some are in Ibsen's fantastical story. Some are in Tim Carroll's production of Robert
Ring Settings 
Problem Wagner's four-opera, 15-hour, The Ring of the Nibelung, is an enormous undertaking, no matter when you do it or where. The Ring Cycle has several
Big River, Small Stage 
Problem The University of Michigan Department of Musical Theatre has launched some notable Broadway careers. Students graduate knowing how to sing, act,
Problem/Solution: Spatial Relations At NYU's Skirball Center 
Problem The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University gives student designers and actors a chance to work in a huge space. Director
Problem/Solution: Playing The Cape, Inside And Out 
Problem: When the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (WHAT) opened in Cape Cod in 1985, the house looked like an old oyster shack on the beach and had only
Problem/Solution: A Disappearing Design 
Problem: Each year, the Huntington Theatre strikes a show early in its run, stores it, sets up a ceremony, and then restores the show all in 38 hours,
Problem/Solution: Creating A Bloody Mess 
The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre recreates a slaying for "Henry IV, Part I"
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,
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