Archive for November, 2016

Public Enemy

Posted in General Production, Scenic Design on November 21st, 2016 by Eric Appleton

Lots happening on Friday afternoon! The platforms for “Public Enemy” are in place, and primed. Light hang (LD is guest designer Aime Hanyzewski, and our ME is student Quinn Bauer) over the stage was pretty much wrapped up. Here is the lighting crew finishing up one of the over-apron trusses:

In the shop, student sound designer Emily Ottinger worked with Intro student Alexa to finish the Foley door to produce all the front door opening and closing through the play:

Here are Jordan and Jordan installing one of the escape steps on stage:

My afternoon project was to get the three flown paintings rolling:

I hope to finish those this afternoon and turn them over to the TD. Finally, over the weekend, I found better chairs for the Stockman’s living room.

Public Enemy and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Posted in Drawings, General Production, Scenic Design on November 16th, 2016 by Eric Appleton

We’re getting closer to the hang for “Public Enemy” (directed by guest director Mary MacDonald Kerr, with guest lighting designer Aimee Hanyzewski), and the platforming is getting moved into place. Last night, we had a designer run of the show, so it was important to give the actors the final platform positions.

I believe this is TA Katie working with one of the Intro to Theatre students on attaching masonite to the next to last platform:

And view of the work from the house:

Then it’s back to the office for me, and finishing up the elevation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Posted in Drawings, Scenic Design on November 11th, 2016 by Eric Appleton

Now that “Public Enemy” is in the shop (with platforming getting built on stage at this very moment), I’ve been working away on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which is the musical slated for February. After meeting with the director this past weekend, we firmed up scenic decisions and are going with this:

That means I get to work up the groundplan this afternoon!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Posted in General Production, Lighting Design, Student Work on November 1st, 2016 by Eric Appleton

Some photos from the final dress rehearsal of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Set design by student Lilliana Gonzalez. Costume design by student Kat Middleton. Props by student Jordan Meyer. Stage managed by student Alex Cary. Lighting design by Eric Appleton. Technical direction by Ruth Conrad-Proulx. Directed by Charles Grover, to bookend his years at Whitewater. Sleepy Hollow was the first show he directed when he started his position here, so many years ago.


The Storytellers:

Outside the Tarrytown Tavern:

Ichabod learns about the bridge:

Ichabod hobnobs with the ladies of the town:

Ichabod and Brom vie for Katerina’s attentions:

Brom and Katerina:

Ichabod gets ready for the dance:

All they could find was his hat and a shattered pumpkin:

Brom and Katerina tie the knot: