The latest show for Gallery 7 is now playing. The set was a large one with a few complications. Following are some photos of the build.
Set Design including paint is by Jeff Kiers and Director is Kate Muchmore Woo.
Jeff’s creative design was shared as a model:
He also provided basic dimensions and (most importantly) fly line locations for the 3 flies.
I realized that to build this I would need to draw this out to make sense of it. There are a few moving parts.
Then I divided it up into parts: risers, steps, walls, flies, observation deck, benches.
Here are some pictures of the flies. I made them in 8×12 sections with plenty of cross-bracing to help eliminate sag. (They are 24 feet long) One fly has 3 working doors so had to be structurally sound.
There is a wall that flips down to become a floor for scene changes. It is heavy as it is made of 3 sheets of 3/4″ plywood.
Jeff painted the outside of the train, and my assistant carpenter Karen worked on walls.
Things started to come together but there was still so much to do!
I was treated to a beautiful double rainbow at the workshop one January afternoon…
Load-in day at the venue came and with several volunteers we got the basic set together so that lighting design could commence.
It’s always nice to see things start to come together under the lights!