Aspiring scenic designer Nate Bertone impressed Beowulf Boritt with his set work last summer so much that Bertone attended the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony to see Boritt win his award for Act One, according to The Boston Globe.
Bertone worked under Boritt and Mark Wendland during an internship at the off-Broadway company, Second Stage Theater in New York City. He built the shadow puppetry for Boritt's set in Murder for Two as well as assisted in research for the scenic designs in Little Miss Sunshine.
“Nate is a hard-working and very ambitious guy. He did some great work for me last summer,” Boritt says, according to The Boston Globe.
The 20 year old junior at Carnegie Mellon University has since achieved his first solo scenic design for the production of Grease at Theater by the Sea, which runs until July 19. To create a fresh, original set for the classic musical, Bertone established a yearbook theme for the scenery. Director and choreographer Kevin Hill loved how the characters burst forth from the 10' tall pages.
To read the full story, please visit The Boston Globe. Check out a clip of Grease below.