Date: March, 2008 Venue: Fresno City College, Main Stage
Collaborators: Charles Erven (Director), Debra Erven (Costume Designer), Walter Bo Tindle (Lighting), Jeff Barrett (Sound Design/Technical Direction)
My Role: Scenery and Projection Designer
The set for Living Out had to serve (sometimes simultaneously) as five different homes in Los Angeles. A basic set with windows that served as projection screens showed the copy-cat interiors of Los Angeles life with the many views of the outside.
“The play is the story of two families, really, but the action takes place on one shared set. (Christopher R. Boltz’s dynamic design includes a kitchen, living room, master bedroom and nursery). The innovative part comes in that we can be both places at once, with all characters on stage at the same time acting out their separate worlds. It’s an intriguing way of reminding us of the commonality of these characters. Boltz uses projections of common Los Angeles street scenes in a constantly rotating series that shows us not the fancy tourist destinations but scenes of everyday life: strip malls, street corners, billboards and palm trees.” –Donald Munro, Fresno Bee