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tick, tick...BOOM! GRITTY REALISM IN A MUSICAL WORLDAbove Image: DUARTE SQUARE WITH THE MOONDANCE DINER. CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION BY ALI KASHFI FEATURING MURAL BY STEFANO CASTRONOVO.
tick, tick...BOOM! tells the autobiographical story of Jonathan Larson, an aspiring musical theatre composer and lyricist on the precipice of his thirtieth birthday, as
Forming Authentic Connections BLACK MAFIA FAMILYAbove Image: FLENORY FAMILY HOME, RESEARCH PHOTOS.
One of the directors I worked with candidly admitted one day that they had asked the show runner: How is an Austrian immigrant Production Designer going to understand what BMF is all about? By that time, we were three months into successfully wo
Bringing Montana to New Zealand THE POWER OF THE DOGAbove Image: THE BURBANK FAMILY RANCH. PRODUCTION STILL AUGMENTED WITH CGI SNOW AND ROOF EXTENSIONS BY VFX SUPERVISOR JAY HAWKINS. THIS LOCATION WAS AN ALMOST EMPTY SLATE, THE RANCH, YARDS STABLES AND OUT-BUILDINGS WERE ALL BUILT FOR THE PRODUCTION.
Thomas Savage’s book, The Power of the Dog
Schmigadoon! STAGES OF AN ALTERNATE REALITYAbove Image: WONDERLAND TUNNEL OF LOVE. ILLUSTRATION BY WARREN FLANAGAN.
I will say it again. The beauty of our craft is that it is different every time you embark on a new project. Period. In the case of Schmigadoon!, this is an understatement.
“Hi Bo. We’re looking at this musical fo
Designing Family-Friendly Witchcraft NIGHTBOOKSAbove Image: CONCEPT ART FOR THE MAGICAL LIBRARY BY JESS SHERIDAN.
What a fun show to design.
What a difficult show to design during a global pandemic.
Preproduction started in late summer in a very busy Toronto where stages had all been scooped up. The production settled in sev
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