Hi everyone. If you noticed a lack of posts this week, it was because I was in tech for our second show of the season at Triad Stage. And I bought a house and moved. And I have a newborn. But there’s still some cool props stuff this week:
New York Theatre Workshop has transformed its space for a unique production ofÂ Scenes From a Marriage. The New York Times is on the story of how directorÂ Ivo van Hove and his production designerÂ Jan Versweyveld chopped the space into three rooms that audiences wander through in the first act, and then return to an amphitheaterÂ after intermission. Crazy. If those names sound familiar, it’s because I made a fake dead lamb for a previous production that van Hove and Versweyveld did at NYTW.
The Credits delves into the challenges of building massive sets on location in the upcoming film,Â The Maze Runner.Â They had to hire a snake wrangler just to get rid of the snakes on set. So many snakes.
For fans of Firefly, a user named Yellowjacket has created his ownÂ high-quality printable files of all sorts of paper props from the show.
Over on the RPF, Steven K. Smith has documented the construction of a very impressive suit of armor from theÂ Dragon Age: Inquisition video game. The whole thing is made entirely of EVA foam with acrylic paint on top.
Finally, on a personal note, Ben Harris, the founder of the Alamance Makers Guild which I’m a member of, has a Kickstarter going. Ben makes science kits for kids,Â where you can make your own light bulb or telegraph and such. He’s raising money to make some more kits and even to help theÂ Makers Guild find a permanent home. Â So check it out if you like science and making stuff.