I spent a pleasant morning driving to Santa Barbara to meet up with everyone involved in the Beckett production that I’m designing for John Blondell. It looks as though the consensus of opinion is that everything should be as stripped down as possible, as simple as can be, with the theatre cleaned out of all superfluous equipment, a limited black stage, super-simple furniture and props. We will build a platform in the air above the stage so that we can make objects appear and disappear in one of the pieces, a very specific choreography for props and an actor. Simple black platforms, with grey cubes and lines, a painted pathway on the floor, very simple specific lighting.
Dialogue with John has been interesting and thoughtful, I’ll post it on here soon.
My kids brought home a lot of white sage seeds, so I’ll be sure to plant them in the garden. I love growing this sage – it smells fantastic.
Back to the studio tomorrow. I’ve got to prepare for the exhibit at Bert Green’s gallery, and for a little local show here in Thousand Oaks called Symbols and Words (I must deliver the work on Monday!).