Stones in His Pockets finished up a little bit less than a month ago now and I kind of miss it. I enjoyed working on the show very much and I was happy to see it well received by audiences and critics alike. Anita Gates at The New York Times particularly liked it and even highlighted each aspect of the design; writing:
"...It’s very nice to see how much third-year Master of Fine Arts candidates at the Yale School of Drama have contributed to this ambitious production. Solomon Weisbard’s lighting design and Matt Otto’s sound design often work together to create a credible sense of time and place without benefit of set change. Nikki Delhomme has met the costume design challenge with easily donned-and-doffed outfits and accessories that make the definition of character all the more distinct. A teenage drug abuser, for instance, needs only a hoodie for differentiation and identification."
From Stones I have moved to working on my thesis, tentatively titled Ottomata, and designing House Beast as part of the Carlotta Festival. I will have more details about my thesis as we get closer to the March 30th presentation day, but for now let me tease you with this video.
As for House Beast it is a new play by Justin Taylor directed by Jack Tamburri and will be presented at the Yale School of Drama's Carlotta Festival. I'm excited to start designing the sound and writing original music, which I will be documenting a bit on this site. If you are interested in details about the festival at large please head over to the website.
More to come so check back soon!