Tag Archives: 2009

Dispatches from Props Summit 2009

The first New York City Props Summit was a rousing success.

The attendees of the 2009 New York City Props Summit
The attendees of the 2009 New York City Props Summit

From left to right in the photograph are: Rebecca Aldridge, Mark Gill, Sarah Gill, Jessica Provenzale, Natalie Taylor Hart, Kate Dale, Meredith Ries, Scott Laule, Jeremy Lydic, me, and Jay Duckworth. Not pictured are Meghan Buchanan, Eric Reynolds, Sara Swanberg, and Arianna Zindler, as well as Michael Schupbach and Katey Parker from the Puppet Kitchen. (If I missed anyone, let me know!)

Jay thought it was important for the various props professionals to get to know each other, whether props masters, artisans, freelancers, or full-timers. The benefit of this was immediately apparent as half the attendees were currently in tech and needed something built or borrowed. There’s only so many places to store stuff in New York City, so it’s nice to be able to borrow from as many of them as you can.

We are tentatively planning another Props Summit sometime before Christmas. If you live in New York City or the surrounding tri-state area, or if you know anyone who does, drop me a line so I can keep you informed!

First Ever NYC Props Summit

First ever Props Summit
First ever Props Summit

Jay Duckworth, our props manager at the Public Theatre, is throwing a props summit next week, September 4th. His idea is to get together all the props people in New York City, whether it’s masters, artisans, or runners, working either freelance or full-time.

It’s a chance for everyone in this great city to meet each other and see who else is out there. In a sense, we’re all in this together, and combining our resources can only be beneficial in the long run.

So if you want to get involved, and don’t have a personal contact with either me or Jay, leave a comment or send me an email. I’ll let you know the when and where in more detail.