Friday, February 09, 2007
At seven this evening the director and I are going to do a half hour or so informal pre-show chat on the visual world of this production, my design process, etc in the theater. Depending on how many we get, we're anxious to have them walk up onto the stage and through the variuous component spaces that make up the stage environment.
I'm posting three pictures taken during the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday. Some more will come next week, particularly some full stage shots. The set is much more in the line of a museum installation than a conventional stage set.
The above shot comes from the end of scene one when the giant robotic cockroach that takes pictures to be projected simultaneously on screens scattered around the stage makes his first appearance. I designed him on the body of a radio-operated miniature army tank. Did I mention that I had a great deal of fun with this production?
An estate furniture guy came to the house this morning to look at all the furniture I’m getting rid of in preparation for the move up to the new house. None oif it is anything I’m deeply emotionally committed to. Fritz and I had inventoried all of the furniture and art in both our residences, and decided what would go, what we were keeping, and into which room of the new house all the good pieces would go. The guy who came this morning said he’d take everything and if I get a couple of hundred dollars for it, fine. The big thing is that he’ll remove it from the house and I won’t have to try to dispose of any of it through yard sales of charitable donation myself.
Before he left, he said there’s even a possibility he can get a crew to pick it up today(!) which would be fantastic. But if not today, next Friday. This whole transition in my life is becoming more and more real by the day.
That's great about the furniture - funny how quickly things move when we least expect them! Hope you have enough left until your move!