As You Like It - Scenic Design & Construction
Designed and built for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's 2019 production of As You Like It. Featuring a cityscape backdrop comprised of transport-and-assembly-friendly accordion panels, and a forest of 26 trees anchored directly to the stage with custom steel brackets to allow extreme forces on the trees without any overhead mounting structure. Three giant red fabric panels are raised and lowered with a pulley system to create walls for the "Court" scenes before being swiftly removed to unveil the "Forest" scenes. Hatches in the stage conceal slots for quick installation of a match-worthy wrestling ring. All components were designed and built to withstand the elements and minor vandalism while still being easy to dis/assemble and transport.