The set for this play will be a simple apartment living room - a series of simple apartment living rooms - except for one tricky little thing...
The director and I want it to "float."
That's the question.
For help I intend to tap into the awesome power of the Scenic Carpenter Brain! That formidable problem-solving instrument. That often-tapped resource of an experienced set builder's know-how, that whole reservoir of scenic legerdemain and cunning artifice!
Good set builders are wizards. Superheros.
The Wizard Zoro - public domain super heros
And on the subject of superness and Kitchen Dog...
I watched Kitchen Dog's production of RX last night. This is, as usual, Not a Review, just a few thoughts from a set designer in the audience:
Funny! A good script, I thought. With humor, satire of the working world and the Big Pharmaceutical Complex, and some wonderfully human moments. Mind you I'm partial being a "Dog" myself, but I thought the acting terrific.
The set? Very effective. I liked the look (sorta Modern or De Stijl clinic... or Montessori school), liked the quicky-set-change pull/slide/flip aspect. (Though, between you and me, I think the playwright could have simplified things a little.) And I loved the use of plastic panels and lighting. I especially liked the lighting in the transition to department store scene (fun set piece for that) and the well-observed clinic light.
Had a great time - recommend this show!