Wig Out!

April 2017 - Scenic Design

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Project

This design is inspired by Harlem landmarks, the 12th Ave Viaduct, and the NYC subway map to invoke a sense of New York City. I collaborated with Troy Dwyer, the director, to craft an environment that behaved like a scenic drag queen: crisp during the day and fabulous at night.

Production Team

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Director - Troy Dwyer

Lighting - Gertjan Houben

Costumes - Andy Jean
Makeup - Joe Dulude II

Wigs - Bobbie Zlotnik

Production Photos

Production Photos by Ken Ek

Process

I designed shallow stage extension and worked with the theatre's general management to generate proscenium crossing audience experience, bringing audience members on stage during the drag show in act 3. I also worked with the lighting designer, Gertjan Houben, to implement chasing lights in portal arches, a color changing upstage wall, and pops of light and color. Working with the production team about size of costumes and height of wigs, we determined needed clearance of scenic units. 

 Andrew G. Carey - 2020