Over the next few days, I will be sharing some interviews conducted by students of Ron DeMarco’s properties class at Emerson College.
Cynthia Lee-Sullivan, a Master of Her Craft
An article by Charlie Trombadore
Cynthia Lee-Sullivan has been the Props Master of the American RepertoryÂ Theatre (A.R.T. for short) for over 30 years. Her career as a Props Master has takenÂ her all over the world and given her the chance to work with some of theatreâ€™s mostÂ prominent directors and craftsmen. She was gracious enough to find time in her busyÂ schedule to sit down with me and answer a few of my questions. Continue reading Interview with Cynthia Lee-Sullivan→
I will be taking the next week off for the Holidays, so it will be 2012 the next time you read this. The world of props isn’t exactly one of constant change, but news stories occasionally affect us. I’ve narrowed down four of the most notable ones of 2011. Here they are, in no particular order:
E-Cigarettes are banned in Boston workplaces. I am not sure how this affects their use on stage. I’ve written about e-cigarettes before on this site as their legal status and safety issues are constantly changing and evolving. Expect e-cigarettes to continue to make the news in 2012.
Guns on the set of Brad Pitt’s World War ZÂ were seized by Hungarian authorities. This story first appeared with sensationalistic flair in the gossip and tabloid sites; they got most of the facts completely wrong, and the real story was far more interesting to props people. I did my own round-up and debunking of what really happened.
Occupy Wall Street began on September 17th, and dominated the news through much of the autumn, and is still happening in various forms throughout the world. If you’ve looked at any of the photographs, you may have seen some protesters wearing a certain kind of mask. “Say,” you ask yourself, “isn’t that a prop from the film V for Vendetta?” It is, and several news articles discussed who is behind the masks and interviewed Alan Moore, creator of the original V for VendettaÂ comic.