Directed by Sidonie Garrett, designed by Chaz Bell,  Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (2015)
forest groundrows
forest groundrows

the same technique used to paint the backside of the castle units to be the forest.

Stones- Castle
Stones- Castle

A multi-step process, our stones began with a spray using a repetitive stencil, which allowed us to fill in and alter rather than over thinking our work as we used a tinted Sto(concrete) to create our textured stones. On top of the Sto, we used four color washes to create a variation in the stones themselves that responded beautifully to light. These were finally toned with sprays.

The Castle, and the stage facing
The Castle, and the stage facing

The stone facing of the stage was created with styrofoam, carved to look like stone, and coated with a mixutre of 1-2-3, followed by what our scenic charge calls 'goop', which is a joint compound mixture. This toughed and smoothed the styrofoam to withstand the outdoor weather, and take the paint evenly.

forest groundrows
forest groundrows

the same technique used to paint the backside of the castle units to be the forest.

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An outdoor production with a full scale castle wall and  real trees in the forrest?  What more can you want out of summer Shakespeare?
 
I worked alongside Scenic Charge Jessica Secrest to create the world of the play, as well as taking over for her at the end of her contract to finish the painting for opening the following week.

King Lear by William Shakespeare