This production of The Seagull by Anton Chekov directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt used a modern design vocabulary to help tell the story of this classic play. Adrienne asked the design team to focus on emotional journey and the decay that the characters experience as the play progresses. The original music for the transitions and underscoring was heavily influence by the scenic and costume design.
The the monochromatic objects found throughout the set led me to the idea of writing melodies based on the emotional context of the moment on top of repeating musical phrases that provided the drive necessary to move the play forward. The modern silhouette of the clothes and the abstract space the set provided allowed me to explore modern recording techniques like quick panning and heavy amounts of reverb.
All of the cues were written in Sibelius and Ableton Live and played back by QLab.
Written by Anton Chekov
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Sets by Lawrence Moten
Costumes by Adrienne Perry
Lighting by Masha Tsimring