Cassandra Phillips: Scenic Artist
This week, the shops have been busy working on My Fair Lady. As the electricians focus the lights, the carpenters put their last welds on the railings and the prop-eteers hang the last crystals on this fantastic chandelier.
The concept for My Fair Lady has a lot to do with transformation. The set is open, and the audience can see the back wall of the theater. The actors don't leave the stage. Instead, they sit in antique theater seats upstage where the audience can see them change minor elements of their costumes.
It is always exciting to fit a show into a space and see how all of our hard work has paid off. This one is so different than any of the other sets we are doing this season, I can't wait to see it under lights.
My favorite part of the set are the fake paint spills and bucket marks we put on the wooden floor.
Alex Meyer, right, the carpentry intern, puts the molding around the frosted windows we created for the pub.
In the slideshow below, you can see a detail shot of the window, along with a few of the awesome props that will provide context for the scenes of the play.