Thursday, February 18, 2010

Once Upon a Mattress - Color Sketch



Color sketch for Vicki Davis's and Bill Brewer's Scene Design 2 Class.
Original 20x30, Collage, Ink, and Gouache.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Crucible - Color Sketch



Color sketch for Vicki Davis's and Bill Brewer's Scene Design 2 Class.
Original 20x30, Collage, Ink, and Spray Paint.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Color Sketch for Equus



Color sketch for Vicki Davis's and Bill Brewer's Scene Design 2 Class.
Original 20x30, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Ink, and Gouache.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another Model Shot from Il Tabarro


Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini designed for the space at the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Revised model:

A Project for Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 2 Class.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Il Tabarro

A Storyboard from Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini designed for the space at the Opera Company of Philadelphia:

One of Three. Original 22x30, Acrylic, Ink, Gouache, Spray Paint,

Three photos of the first model:









You can find the whole libretto in english here.
Learn more about Il Tabarro at Wikipedia.

A Project for Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 2 Class.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Tempest - Storyboards

Storyboards for The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

The Storm
Calming the storm
Conjuring Ariel
Conjuring Caliban
The Nobles
The Servants and Caliban Meet

Ferdinand and Miranda Meet

The Servants and Caliban Plot The Banquet
The Masque

The Judgement
Prospero Abandons his Magic

For Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 2 Class

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Master Harold ...and the Boys at UNCSA

I recently designed a student directed black-box production of Master Harold ...and the Boys at UNCSA, Here's a rehearsal shot.

Directed by Mollye Maxner

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Friday, May 22, 2009

"Ghosts" Act 1 Storyboard

One of Three. Original 22x30, Acrylic, Ink, Colored Pencil

For "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen.
See the wikipedia entry about Ghosts here.

For Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 1 Class

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another ink sketch for Angel Street



For Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 1 Class

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A quick ink sketch for Angel Street/Gaslight

A quick ink sketch for "Angel Street" (known in the UK as "Gaslight") by Patrick Hamilton, a great little mystery thriller.

Wikipedia on Angel Street
See a Google books excerpt


For Franco Colavecchia's Scene Design 1 Class

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Monday, March 2, 2009

This Property is Condemned Ink Sketch

From the storyboards, an ink sketch of This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams




You can also find the play in this collection at Amazon.
For Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Wreck on the 525 by Thorton Wilder

From the storyboards, an ink sketch of The Wreck on the 525 by Thorton Wilder


For Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Bear by Anton Chekhov Collage and Sketch

The CollageThe Sketch


The play is available for free download here at the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation

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Monday, February 2, 2009

The Wreck on the 525 Collage

The collage I made for The Wreck on the 525

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Model Storyboards

Storyboard model shots for "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell.











For more info about trifles visit the wikipedia page. You can also find the whole play online here.
For Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Barber of Seville - Final Model

Final Model for The Barber of Seville for Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

Photos of Exterior of Dr. Bartolo's, early morning to morning:




Photos of Interior of Dr. Bartolo's:

(See previous rough model here)


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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Clive Wearing - The Man without Memory

Painted Renderings for a play about Clive Wearing. For Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

First, about Clive Wearing:

In March of 1985, Clive Wearing, an eminent English musician and musicologist in his mid-forties, was struck by a brain infection—a herpes encephalitis—affecting especially the parts of his brain concerned with memory. He was left with a memory span of only seconds—the most devastating case of amnesia ever recorded. New events and experiences were effaced almost instantly. As his wife, Deborah, wrote in her 2005 memoir, “Forever Today”:

His ability to perceive what he saw and heard was unimpaired. But he did not seem to be able to retain any impression of anything for more than a blink. Indeed, if he did blink, his eyelids parted to reveal a new scene. The view before the blink was utterly forgotten. Each blink, each glance away and back, brought him an entirely new view. I tried to imagine how it was for him. . . . Something akin to a film with bad continuity, the glass half empty, then full, the cigarette suddenly longer, the actor’s hair now tousled, now smooth. But this was real life, a room changing in ways that were physically impossible.

In addition to this inability to preserve new memories, Clive had a retrograde amnesia, a deletion of virtually his entire past. (from The New Yorker)



The Illness - Clive becomes ill.

The Loss - Clive's illness tortures him.

The Reawakening - Still without memory, Clive rediscovers his music, and his love for his wife.

The Joy - Clive and Deborah Renew their wedding vows.

YouTube video about Clive Wearing:


another YouTube video, where Dr. Sacks talks about Clive Wearing:


To learn more about Clive Wearing see these websites:

Wikipedia Article on Clive Wearing
The Abyss - Music and Amnesia The New Yorker article by Dr. Oliver Sacks
His Wife Deborah's book about the experience
Musicophilia by Dr. Oliver Sacks
The man who keeps falling in love with his wife (UK Telegraph Article)


WNYC's radio piece on Clive Wearing:

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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Barber of Seville - Photos of Rough Model

(Very) Rough Model for The Barber of Seville for Vicki Davis's Scene Design 1 Class.

Photos of Exterior of Dr. Bartolo's, early morning:


Photos of Exterior of Dr. Bartolo's, morning:



Photos of Interior of Dr. Bartolo's:


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