Directed by Katherine Lewis
Produced by Ridgefield Highschool
Set Design/ Light Design
I wanted to push the students to try something new with this play so throughout our production meetings we brainstormed a bunch of ideas to bring the island to life. One of the concepts that we wanted to try was to patch christmas lights into the lighting console and experiment with "lightning effects" This idea proved to be pretty successful and looked really cool once we added in the color gels and dropped the muslin cloth to project on. We also decorated the whole space with a variety of "plants" and streamers so that the audience was a part of the world of the play. Ultimately I think that this design ended up really coming together and really gave the students a chance to be more creative.
Phillip Johnson is a Theatrical Designer and Educator living and working in the Pacific Northwest.