Archive for April, 2013


Posted in Drawings, Scenic Design on April 23rd, 2013 by Eric Appleton


The groundplan for “Dracula” is done.


Posted in Drawings, Scenic Design on April 23rd, 2013 by Eric Appleton

Dracula with bars

Rethinking Dracula after the first sketch; I feel like I went too far with the neo-Gothic roofline. After seeing this quick work-up, Angela reminded me that there is a reference to bars in the script — they only go up on one window after one of Renfield’s escapes. So even though I enjoy their look, they’re a step too far. I do intend to insert tracery into the Gothic arches again, though I am considering a mix of tracery and more utilitarian round-topped windows inserted into the arches. . . The furniture depicted are placeholder pieces downloaded from Sketchup’s warehouse, though they have the dimension and general shape of what I expect to ultimately use.


And the drafting table, as I work up the groundplan.

Our Town

Posted in General Production, Student Work on April 18th, 2013 by Eric Appleton


Student lighting designer Sean Jensen and student stage manager Krissy Fisher getting ready to commence our first tech rehearsal of “Our Town” last night.


In the background, you can just about see student Joe Berman running the Foley table.


Snapping beans in the first act.


Looking at the moon.


The third act. In the graveyard.


Posted in Drawings, Scenic Design on April 16th, 2013 by Eric Appleton


Working up a sketch for the Fall’s production of “Dracula.” We’re doing this in a stadium configuration, with the study on one end and a space that doubles for Mina’s room and the crypt on the other.

The finalized groundplan is due in two weeks. On today’s agenda, first tech for “Our Town.”

Our Town

Posted in General Production, Scenic Design on April 10th, 2013 by Eric Appleton

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As minimal as our production of Our Town will be, the shops are very quiet. We have, however, built some step boxes and the two trellises (and I’ve dug out all of our decent chairs and we’ve purchased two tables and two wooden ladders). Above are the trellises with their paint treatment.