Anyway, back to the sets. The play we are doing lies heavily on entrances, exits, and certain doorways being there so we had to design them. Okay, I did but with hep from the script and my co-director. Once we got the plans drawn I went to Mr. Magic, a.k.a. Steven, and asked him to help build them. He's pretty handy and is used to interpreting my ideas! This time, however, proved a challenge.
The stage was such that we had to alter the plans a bit and make it fit-not perfectly but just okay. We had a small budget to buy supplies but that meant we had to get the cheapest 2x4's they sold and work around their imperfections.
It was a work in progress, let me tell you. IN all we probably spent on the upside of 20 hours building, repairing, and reworking them. It was a bit frustrating but we did it! The next set we build will be...ahh who am I kidding? It will be just as hard and we will spend just as much time on it! It's a good thing we work so well together. ;-)