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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
Caution: Robotic Technology At Work 
Problem Please turn on your cell phones, and set them to vibrate. Spectators have played a part in performance since theatre began, laughing, gasping,
When Direction Responds To Design 
Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman unfolds in an interrogation room where a writer is investigated because the plots of his gruesome stories resemble
Homeless In The American Theatre 
Even as housing prices plummet, homes remain beyond reach for too many theatres. Under-funded and struggling to survive, young theatres, and a growing
Problem/Solution: Naked City 
Problem No curtain. No scenery. So begins Our Town. When director David Cromer began work on the show for the Hypocrites Theatre Company in Chicago, he
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