Big Love by Charles Mee

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, designed by Matt Mott  Cophaken Stage (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
Big Love -Floor
Big Love -Floor

The floor for this show was done in a single weekend. The process began with a cream base coat, followed by spattering two browns over everything and adding denatured alcohol. After this dried, the tiles were chalklined, and then a 2'x2' stencil was used to spray colors and add denatured for the different marbleized tiles. (The tiles in the center diamond were measured and painted using tape instead.) A light spatter and grout lines completed the floor before sealing it against blood spatter

Big Love
Big Love

Big Love - Bathtub
Big Love - Bathtub

The tub was painted using a metallic latex paint, with two shades sponged on top to create a texture. The detail was again projected and painted.

Big Love -Floor
Big Love -Floor

The floor for this show was done in a single weekend. The process began with a cream base coat, followed by spattering two browns over everything and adding denatured alcohol. After this dried, the tiles were chalklined, and then a 2'x2' stencil was used to spray colors and add denatured for the different marbleized tiles. (The tiles in the center diamond were measured and painted using tape instead.) A light spatter and grout lines completed the floor before sealing it against blood spatter

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In this production of Charles Mee's epic tale of not-so-blushing brides, the design concept sought to create a beautiful and cohesive presentation of an Italian villa, using the strong contrast of the creams, tans and browns to offset the blood effects when the brides begin to kill their husbands.