Nov 20 2014

Working with Puppets

Here is Milky White at my studio in Saxapahaw in early stages. I started with the sculpting of the head over a clay mold then papier mache’…

Nov 18 2014

Vegetation Creation for the Witch in “Into the Woods”: Part 2

Today I’m talking about vegetation, part two! Recall from my last post that we’re working on Into the Woods, and that our Witch’s first look is quite vegetable-covered, which has meant a lot of fascinating craft projects for me and my two colleagues…

Nov 4 2014

Scenic Design for the Rep

Marion Williams is the scenic designer for Into the Woods and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was last at PlayMakers for Cabaret…

Oct 31 2014

Introducing Shana Cooper

Shana Cooper makes her PlayMakers’ directorial debut with A Midsummer Night’s Dream…

Oct 30 2014

Creating Lighting Designs

Theater design of all types often begins by thinking about metaphors. As designers we try to get to the heart of what the playwright is saying…

Oct 28 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

One of the most indispensable and influential artists in the contemporary theatre, Stephen Sondheim was born in New York City in 1930…