From the smallest detail to the whole design I love this side of the industry.
This is often a group effort and many hours of hard work sourcing items for free if possible by recycling the media and get the items ready for use.
Based on the novel by Rohinton Mistry, Directed by Ahi Karunaharan
Beloved Prayas Theatre Company offer up an enduring tale of the human spirit in an inhuman state for their 10th year anniversary extravaganza when Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance goes from page to stage at TAPAC from the 8th – 18th October 2015.
“What begins as a result of economic necessity eventually becomes an arrangement between friends, each of whom has a demon with which to wrestle. Dina must conquer her fear of losing her rent-controlled flat to help Ishvar and Om who in their turn must cope with the destruction wrought on their family as a result of stepping outside the caste system. When Ishvar and Om are caught up, not once but twice, in the government’s cruelly administered policies their unlikely family is first threatened, then torn apart.”
In their annual spectacular, Prayas bring over 20 cast members to stage in an explosive take on this highly acclaimed best seller. A Fine Balance transports the audience back in time to 1970s India to explore the effects of the state of emergency on the lives of ordinary people. Four strangers—a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, two tailors who have fled the caste violence in their native village and a spirited widow, are thrusted together, forced to share one cramped apartment as they move from distrust to friendship and from friendship to love.
The music is authentically percussion driven, presented with objects found in the slums to replace instruments. Tins, bottles, water and paper are creatively used alongside the body movements of the cast to bring an atmospheric experience resembling Strike, Percussion or Stomp.
A FINE BALANCE played
8th – 18th October 2015
TAPAC, 100, Motions Road, Western Springs
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Premiere -
Playhouse Theatre Glen Eden
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Join your favourite ’50s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day?
Below are some images from the show with the miniatures I made for the set design, The construction crew did an amazing job of recreating these elements on trucks for the show.
A Play that everyone should see dealing with a subject that will some day affect everyone.
So much to think about this is a serious play with moments of lightness. Go see it now before you miss it.
Great to see Dolphin presenting Adult Plays.
Thanks to Director Jan Saussey and all the cast and Crew for a great evening out.
Played by Mark Scott
Winner of the Theatre's Set Design and Decor awards
Directed by Carl Drake
Stunt Props - Fake Golf Club, Vase for braking and reuse.
Fox on the fairway
In this case i had to create a fake golf club for safety so that if the actor did make contact the damage would be minimised to the best of my ability.
I also had to make a vase get smashed each night with a painted metal vase and some broken bits in the box.
"Blood Rigs to fake sheep skins?, I love my job" Sean Hurst
August 2009 – May 2010 (10 months)
Worked with team to make Ice Caves and Walls for filming "in studio" shots.
Also worked on the Pool rig fabrication.
Set Dressing and Decor details also did repairs to the StudiosGreen Screen.
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