A Midsummer Night's Dream - Scenic Design and Construction
Designed and built for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's 2018 production of Shakespeare's classic. Featuring a rotating structure with a palace facade on one side and a decaying tree stump on the other for various scenes. Cantilevered toadstool platforms dot the stump interior and allow characters to bound around and up and down the structure, while access ports allow access between the stump and palace sides. An 8-foot crescent moon is attached to a long cantilevered beam, counterbalanced by 350 pounds of iron, which is raised and lowered manually by a technician backstage. All components, including the convenient accordion-fold grass blades, were designed and built to withstand outdoor weather conditions and minor vandalism while still disassembling and packing easily for transport between venues.