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UR Theatre’s production of ‘Well’ is a study in just how unwell we all are

An article on UR performance of “Well” directed by Walter Schoen. Read the full story here:

 

http://www.gayrva.com/arts-culture/ur-theatres-production-of-well-is-a-study-in-just-how-unwell-we-all-are/

El sueño de Oriente (Spanish)

Noche Arabe

A brief article on the re-opening of Arabian Night in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

You can read the full article here

Designing for Shakespeare and Kanye (The New Yorker)

Es Devlin’s set for Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello” at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York.

An excellent article  from The New Yorker on Es Devlin’s works and her perspective on Scenic Design. A must read!

Read the whole article here!

  • Color mixing
  • Color coding
  • Marking the rays is the worst part...
  • But the result looks quite nice...
  • Lady Liberty detailing
  • Painted pieces
  • Wired
  • (Half) Lit
  • Chaser light tests
  • Initial cutouts
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  • On The Town
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  • Initial sketch. Coney Island
  • Initial sketch. Coney Island
  • Initial sketch. Coney Island at night
  • Initial sketch. The Empire State
  • Initial sketch. The Empire State at night

Building “On The Town”

Some images of the production process for On The Town. More yet to come! We’re opening on February 24th at the Donald P. Bedell Performance Hall!

When I sit alone in a theatre and gaze into the dark space of its empty stage, I’m frequently seized by fear that this time I won’t manage to penetrate it, and I always hope that this fear will never desert me. Without an unending search for the key to the secret of creativity, there is no creation. It’s necessary always to begin again. And that is beautiful. — Josef Svoboda

Between Two Worlds (Noche Árabe)

From Mariela Langdon’s theatre critic blog Fila 6, on Noche Árabe:

“The ethnicities of the characters and a set design that stands out due to its exacerbated construction build this Babel tower. There East and West come together in a  relationship that flows through the idea of the liquid and therefore unstable.”

 

Read the whole story here

Una bella arquitectura escénica (A beautiful scenic architecture)

From Argentina’s newspaper “La Nacíon” on Ginna Álvarez‘ “Noche Árabe” entitled “A beautiful scenic architecture.”:

“The apparent chaos […] is put together by an engineering of engulfing precision. It’s a complicated play to accomplish and yet, here it’s made with enormous originality in a production that pays tribute to no previous one […]

The spatial conception designed by Josafath Reynoso is impressive. Contrary to the notion that great scenic design is reserved for Official or Commercial Theatre, La Noche Arabe has a huge machinery [sic]. It looks like a living (M.C.) Escher painting; it doesn’t only surprise with it’s volume, but by the usage of it. the director has found the enormous amount of re-significances [sic] that can exist in four connected platforms: The action happens in two ten-story buildings, the hallways, apartments, a desert, a ferry, elevators, a motorcycle ride, inside a bottle, and more.

[…] The space flows and allows for the different locations of the play to be contained in one. It’s a lesson in scenographic architecture because, beyond it’s beauty, the re-utilization [sic] of the elements matches the piece, which creates a common narrative from different stories.”

Read the whole story (in spanish) here

 

269. VAMOS, YO TE LLEVO - 22-10-2015 by Radiovamos on Mixcloud

269. VAMOS, YO TE LLEVO (Radio show) – 22-10-2015 (Noche Arabe)

Argentina radioshow with an interview with the Director, Actors and Producer of La Noche Arabe (spanish)

Triad Stage lays bare the lies of wealth and fortune

“Watching the Pollitt family interact is like watching animals in a cage. Set designer Josaphath Reynoso wanted it that way.

From the base of the floor-level stage, windowpanes stretch two stories high and create the border of the box-like set, entrapping a king-sized bed lined with gold sheets, lavish furniture and the Pollitt family standing inside. Besides the Victorian décor and cast, the stage looked as hollow as the words Maggie spoke to her husband.”

Read the whole story here!

SETC News October/September 2015 (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Hey guys, Preston Lane is on this month’s SETC News magazine talking about triad stage Cat On a Hot Tin Roof’s scenic design and yours truly!

Read it here!