Andrew G. Carey - 2019

Wig Out!

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney     Directed by Troy Dwyer     Lighting by Gertjan Houben     Costumes by Andy Jean

Makeup by Joe Dulude II     Wigs by Bobbie Zlotnik     Muhlenberg College     2017

My Role - Designed a set inspired by Harlem landmarks, the 12th Ave Viaduct, and the NYC subway map to invoke a sense of New York City.
Collaborated with director to craft an environment that behaved like a scenic drag queen: crisp during the day and fabulous at night. Original concepts included a runway extension to the back of the theatre, but this was not possible due to safety concerns. Instead, 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. Worked with lighting designer to implement chasing lights in portal arches, color changing upstage wall, and pops of light and color. Determined clearance of scenic units after discussions with production team about size of costumes and height of wigs. Managed paint crew and completed metallic faux finishes. Created design drawings in AutoCAD 2016 for the technical director.

Production Photos by Ken Ek