Welcome to the Madison Repertory Theatre production website. Here you can view the behind-the-scenes progress of a show’s scenery, props, and costumes, from the designer’s concept to finished pieces. For each show, different aspects of production will be highlighted. We will be posting updates on a weekly basis during the Build Phase of production.
We are currently constructing Copenhagen. The set will be loaded into Promenade Hall in the Overture Center on October 18th, and the show will open on October 22nd.
Right now we are constructing the primary platform and preparing to create the deck surface.
This is the model for the set, designed by Jack Magaw. It is built in 1/4″ scale, and represents the designer’s vision for the finished set in miniature.
The platforms will have a wood parquet finish with a spiral pattern in copper inlay.
Above the platform is a copper and wood lighting structure, and surrounding it are three smaller platforms.
We began by laying out the ground plan on a full-size ground cloth so the actors have an accurate layout for rehearsal (Normally this is done by using scenic tape on the rehearsal room floor, but we’re using a ground cloth in deference to the Overture Center’s new floors.)
Stock platforms are set up in an approximation of the main platform shape and decking is added to the top.
The circular shape of the main platform is laid out using trammel points. They are attached to a long board which works like an oversized compass.
Later, a router is attached to a pivot and the circle is cut out.
Madison Repertory Theatre’s production staff are:
At the Shops:
|Technical Director||Ric Lantz|
|Costume Director||Mary Waldhart|
|Props Master||Jen Trieloff|
|Paint Charge||Cristal Martinez|
|Master Carpenter||David Newton|
|Scene Shop Morale Officer||Aries the Wonder Dog|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Amanda Barnes|
|Wardrobe Supervisor||Hannah Murray|
|Sound Board Operator||David Miller|
|Light Board Operator||Matt Carroll|
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