Here are some of those rough sketches.
These particular doodles were done in the near dark of another theater - Stage West - during an interval in the Tech rehearsal for The Explorers Club. (Now onstage in Addison at WaterTower Theater - get yer tickets!)
Designers often do overlap shows - have to really - there being not enough weekends in the year or dollars in the fees not to. Besides, by the time Tech arrives the set designer's job ought to be largely done - now you're mostly checking for goofs, omissions, and minor issues like light leaks or ragged hems on sofas - so that, if things are going smoothly, you have some extra headroom to think about the next show.
So this pic?
Documents me thinkin' about the next show. In these sketches I was trying to work out the texture of the two towers and whether a flare to the base of the Capulet's would look right... and how to support that balcony anyway...?
Preliminary sketches for Fun House Theatre and Film's Romeo and Juliet-
by Clare Floyd DeVries in the theater of Stage West during Tech for The Explorers Club.