The Three R’s of Props
Reuse, Recycle, Refinish

With limited budgets, prop designers are always on the hunt for antiques crying out for a makeover. This explains why they’ve always got their eyes peeled for unique finds at garage/rummage/yard/estate sales. If they can find an affordable piece of furniture that matches the style/time-period of the project they’re designing for, they can probably reuse,…

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Introducing Supersats to South Africa

Heidi Hoffer is a scenographer, scenic designer and lighting designer for theatre, opera & musicals,  and a professor of design at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Theatre. She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa for 13 months to research, design shows, review curricula, conduct professional workshops, and teach theatre classes. Below Heidi shares her experience…

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Take Your Stage Into the Woods

Disney’s recent adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods for the big screen not only performed well at the box office, it’s also poised to capture three Oscars this weekend – including nominations for Dennis Gassner, Production Designer and Anna Pinnock, Set Decorator in the category of Best Production Design of a Feature-Length Film. Being…

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