This adaption, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, explores the mind of the main character through six actors playing various psychological facets of Mr. Hyde. The design expresses this condition through the concept of machine- adaptable and cold. Two window frames were hung from the tracks in the ceiling, which could slide, rotate, and tilt, allowing for a great variety of quick and effective scene changes.
Casa Manana, November 2018. Utilizing forced perspective, translucent materials, and moveable scenic elements, this design took a surrealist approach to domestic life as a way to to take us into the protagonist’s mind, a place that feels simultaneously familiar and disorienting. Direction by Eric Woodall. Lighing by David Neville. Photography by Curtis Brown.
Richard III, designed for the Bridge Production Group. Performed in the Fourth Street Theater at the New York Theater Workshop. Lighting by Cheyenne Sykes. This design embraces the imagery of a meat freezer to create a cold, impartial space. The use of moving, hanging frames allows endless scenes to be arranged in seconds; a necessary accommodation for the fast paced nature of this Shakespeare classic. Photo credit: Marc Franklin
This production of Hamlet took a focus on the sense of entrapment felt by the main character; Hamlet experiences a sort of purgatory, caught between the living and the dead. The design compresses the stage around the actors, creating a sense of the above and the below.
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional Winner. This design makes physical the brokeness that Lear and his family members feel. The design is set in an urban context at the height of the industrial revolution.
Assistant to lead scenic designer Crystal Tiala, for Speakeasy Stage in Boston. Responsibilities included puppetry design, assistance in research, color elevations, and models.
This design uses Renaissance stage mechanics to re-imagine story theater as a pseudo-Brechtian approach to the stage. Rigging systems, tracking, pulleys, and ropes are all in full view in an effort to immerse the audience not only in the story, but also in the process of its telling.