Directed by Lauren Hanover
Produced by Profile Theater
This play was fun because it went back and forth between being realistic and stylized. My job was to marry the two worlds in a way that wouldn't be jarring to the audience. The play focuses on Olga Knipper wife of Anton Chekov and tells her story of struggling to find identity as a brilliant actress in the shadow of her marriage. the music in the show consisted of classic Russian folk and I used a subtle heartbeat, that changed pace frequently, as a through line to accent Olga's emotional journey.
Phillip Johnson is a Theatrical Designer and Educator living and working in the Pacific Northwest.