Traveling and unpacking have kept me from delving deep into my own writing, but the internet still has plenty of interesting things for the props person.
- “Sheepless” Magazine has a nice feature onÂ Paper MÃ¢chÃ© Monkey, the theatre design studio run by Grady Barker and Meghan Buchanan. They did some work on our Measure for MeasureÂ this summer. Before officially starting their company, they also took over the prop fabrication on Bloody Bloody Andrew JacksonÂ and Merchant of VeniceÂ when they moved from the Public to Broadway. It’s a wellâ€“put together article, and great to see them starting to get some attention.
- I almost missed this the first time around, but Erich Friend highlighted some new fake candles on this Theatre Safety Blog. These were designed and patented by Disney Imagineers to go in the newly renovated Haunted Mansion. They look much more like real candles than previous versions, especially up close (at least, they do in the videos). I hope the price is right when they finally become available in the US.
- Finally, About.com has a brief article about “Hero Props”, the company run byÂ SeÃ¡n McArdle.