Date: December, 2011 Venue: Fresno City College, Studio 105
Collaborators: Charles Erven (director), Debra Erven (costumes), Jordan Zalaha and Jeff Barrett (sound)
My Role: Scenery and Lighting Designer
Adam Bock’s play about 3 girls on the town for a bachelorette party has a few challenges. Most notably, at several points in the play, Bock describes the city as “tilting.” In addition, since the action takes place on the side walk, Chuck Erven, our director, wanted alley style staging in our black box. To tilt the city, I created (with the assistance of our magnificent Technical Director, Jeff Barrett) a gigantic teeter-totter that was 24′ long that could travel pivot up or down on either side.
“The production design, too, is stellar, with Christopher Boltz’s clever simple narrow platform set — which offers a surprise or two of its own — adding a jolt to the storyline. When you first walk into the theater, two “bouncers” check your ticket, then let you past a red-velvet rope into a darkened “club scene” complete with DJ (Jordan Zalaha, who introduces the play.) Consider it a little slice of Manhattan in Fresno.” — Donald Monro, Fresno Bee