Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2017
Indoor Assistant Technical Director
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Directed by Carolyn Howarth & Tim Ore | Stephen Jones (Scenic & Lighting Design)
Dan Movick (Technical Director) | Hugh Hanson (Costume Design)
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a summer stock theater company with two operating venues, one indoor and one outdoor space. A typical season includes two rotating repertory productions in each performance space, for a total of four productions per season. For our indoor productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead the artistic team envisioned a shared world between the two plays that portrayed the sense of a parallel universe.
As an Assistant Technical Director I technical designed and drafted scenic units for the two indoor productions, prototyped and fabricated unique and large projects, and lead scenery changeovers.
HAMLET PRODUCTION PHOTOS. The left photo is a view of the finished set from down house right. The right photo is a zoomed-in view of the stage right trees, which illuminate from the inside.
PROCESS PHOTOS. The trees were constructed by kerfing 1.5" steel box tube and attaching plywood disks to create the skeleton. They then were wrapped in chicken wire before adding the final treatment by the paint department.
PORTAL DRAFTING SAMPLE. These are construction drawings for one of the seven portals built for both Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. The Set & Lighting Designer Stephen Jones wanted to include shadow play in the world of Hamlet, so a number of the portals have muslin cover openings that were lit from behind.
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD PRODUCTION PHOTOS. The left photo is a view of the stage at pre-show. The right image is of ship mast that is flown in at intermission.