Theatre Works - A Humble Beginning

All phases of design and/or assisting with in production.
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler

Cal Arts Master's Thesis Project Production Design, set decoration, scenic painting

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Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler

Cal Arts Master's Thesis Project Production Design, set decoration, scenic painting

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Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler

Cal Arts Master's Thesis Project Production Design, set decoration, scenic painting

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Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler

Cal Arts Master's Thesis Project Production Design, set decoration, scenic painting

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Hedda Gabler
CalArts Master's Thesis Show
Production Design


Our rendition of Hedda Gabler took place in the Victorian time period. My concept was that Hedda's is trapped in a world that she really has no control over, so it seemed fitting to put Hedda inside of a cage. 

 

She spends most of her time in her cage-like atrium within the Victorian house.

 

The color palette was solely inspired by Monet's Water Lillies series, and I decided to paint the scene with the lights fading up to the darks. Helping to convey that sinking feeling for Hedda

The Baby Dance
The Baby Dance

American Renegade Theatre Act 1 - Interior Mobile Home

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The Baby Dance
The Baby Dance

American Renegade Theatre Act 1 - Interior Mobile Home

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The Baby Dance
The Baby Dance

Interior Hospital Sketch

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The Baby Dance
The Baby Dance

American Renegade Theatre Act 1 - Interior Mobile Home

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The Baby Dance
American Renegade Theatre
Production Design


Working for an equity waiver theatre has its demands and rewards. 

 

With Baby Dance, we had to figure out how to create 2 very different looking sets, all within the confines of a small 60 seat black box theatre.

 

Using forced perpective and a set that would manually swing open during remission to reveal the second set. 

 

This design also utilized a scrim for projection to show yet another location.

Kentucky Cycles
Kentucky Cycles

Cal Arts Brown Bag Show Production Design

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Kentucky Cycles
Kentucky Cycles

Cal Arts Brown Bag Show Production Design

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Kentucky Cycles
Kentucky Cycles

Cal Arts Brown Bag Show Production Design

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Kentucky Cycles
Kentucky Cycles

Cal Arts Brown Bag Show Production Design

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The Kentucky Cycles
CalArts Mom's Cafe Brown Bag Show
Production Design


Kentucky Cycles lent itself to being designed with real materials.

 

Because our space was quant and the guests were going to be up close and personal to the set and actors, I wanted to make sure that they were taking it in all levels.

 

Real eucalyputs branches and real sod and fresh dirt helped to add the smells of the Kentucky cabin as well as adding a hint of faux realism.

 

 

Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

Act 1 - Exterior Set Quant Paris cafe Production Design

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Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

Act 2 - Interior Set Madwoman's Basement Production Design

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Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

Logo Designed for playbills and show banner

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Madwoman of Chaillot
Madwoman of Chaillot

Act 1 - Exterior Set Quant Paris cafe Production Design

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The Madwoman of Chaillot
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Production Design

 

Utilizing a black box theatre to again showcase 2 very different sets, the design was established so that during intermission, the audience was asked to leave the space. At which point the seating, which was on a castered bleacher system, was rotated 180 degrees to face the Act 2 set. 

 

It proved to be a very successful first show design for myself and solidified my love for this crazy entertainment world.

 

I was also asked to create the logo and cover for the show's program.

Something's Afoot
Something's Afoot

Southern Colorado Dinner Theatre Asst. Production Design

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Something's Afoot
Something's Afoot

Southern Colorado Dinner Theatre Asst. Production Design

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Something's Afoot
Something's Afoot

Initial Proscenium Sketch

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Something's Afoot
Something's Afoot

Southern Colorado Dinner Theatre Asst. Production Design

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Something's Afoot
Studio Six Projects / So. CO. Dinner Theatre
Asst. Production Design / Proscenium


I was lucky enough to have my mentor trust me enough in my early design years, to design a Morrocan style proscenium arch for his dinner theatre show.

 

Seeing your design realized by a scenic company for the first time is an overwhelming and humbling experience. 

 

I will always give thanks to my mentor, Joseph W. Zender, Studio Six Projects, for seeing something in me and guiding me on my way out to Hollywood.

 

 

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Much Ado About Nothing
Sirius Theater Co. / Los Angeles
Production Design


I got to work with Kelly Johnston who was the co-founder of the Sirius Theater Co in Los Angeles, and has gone to become a well known Shakespeare professor.

 

The play would take place in a park, so the design was constructed in a way that the tents of the Renaissance era would go up and come down every performance. 

 

The grand buffet table was even brought in with everything already set so no set dressing would be required to keep the play going. 

 

 

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Two Gentlemen of Verona
Vedauwoo Design / New York
Asst. Set Designer, model builder and 
draftsman


Assited my Cal Arts professor on his theatre design for a New York venue.

 

Set Designer: Ramsey Avery

 

 

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A Christmas Carol
Vedauwoo Design / New York
Asst. Set Designer, model builder and 
draftsman


Assited my Cal Arts professor on his theatre design for a New York venue.

 

Set Designer: Ramsey Avery

 

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Vedauwoo Design / Tiffany Theatre
Asst. Set Designer, model builder and 
draftsman


Assited my Cal Arts professor on his theatre design for the Tiffany Theatre on Sunset Blvd.

 

Sidenote: The Tiffany Theatre has since been torn down to be replaced by a fancy hotel.

 

Set Designer: Ramsey Avery

 

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Arms and the Man
South Coast Rep.
Asst. Set Designer, model builder and draftsman
 

Assisted my Cal Arts professor on his theatre design for the South Coast Rep. Theatre Company.

 

It got some great reviews by the LA Times.

 

Set Designer: Michael C. Smith