Archive for August, 2015

I Hate Hamlet

Posted in Scenic Design on August 19th, 2015 by Eric Appleton

With classes starting in two weeks, it’s time to get “I Hate Hamlet” to a point where the shop can start figuring out how to build it. So while I’m updating syllabi and cleaning my office and worrying about the book, I’m also working up a Sketchup model of the set. . .

Boeing Boeing

Posted in Lighting Design on August 15th, 2015 by Eric Appleton

We opened “Boeing Boeing” at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre last night. Here are a couple of photos from the photo call.

Boeing Boeing

Posted in Lighting Design on August 8th, 2015 by Eric Appleton

Today was focus for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of “Boeing Boeing,” in the lovely Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center.

Here’s a shot of the stage as we get rolling (scenic design by Brandon Kirkham):

And during the day when we’d paused for something and I had the electricians pull the color from all the flower template units — the note to do split gel hadn’t made it down the line, so it was a small project for me to do at a pause.

Kristine, the day’s board op, at the tech table, running the plot and the Expression.

After focus is over, here’s the director, Michael Cotey, having a conversation with our stage manager Judy Martel. And my paperwork scattered around next to the board.

A view into the house as the actors filter in:

Tech is tomorrow, but I played with base looks over the rehearsal and started putting stuff together, as well as creating a few notes for the morning. . .

Boeing Boeing

Posted in Lighting Design on August 3rd, 2015 by Eric Appleton

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of “Boeing Boeing” (directed by Michael Cotey) has been in rehearsal now for a couple weeks. My plot has been drafted and delivered, and the hang began yesterday. Last night, I drove out to watch the designer run through, and spent this morning revising the cue synopsis.

Since it’s a farce, there’s a lot of running in and out of rooms at three different times of day, so one of the questions is whether lights get turned on and off in rooms, when this might occur, will switch flicking be something extra that actors have to worry about, and what the visual payoff might be. Hang continues today, and focus commences on Friday with first tech this Saturday!