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Vast Emptiness, Endless Worlds, One Space.

  • Author(s): Murillo, Christopher Scott
  • Advisor(s): Both, Andrei
  • et al.
Abstract

Theater. ˈθēətər. Noun. A building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given. The area in which something happens. Theater.

Blackbox. Thrust. Proscenium. Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Arthur Wagner Theatre. Mandell Weiss Theatre. Mandell Weiss Forum. Mandell Weiss Forum. Mandell Weiss Forum. Mandell Weiss Forum. winterWORKS!. Bodies in the Park. Spring Awakening. Gas House Baby. The Santa Barbarians. In the Red and Brown Water. Titus Andronicus.

Every theatrical space is defined by its architectural boundaries and design, each presenting a different, yet specific set of restrictions and limitations. As a set designer, I see beyond these limitations and restrictions. I see the vast and endless possibilities of theatrical space and how the boundaries of architectural design can be

manipulated, transformed, and integrated to create numerous portals into worlds collaged together by reality and fantasy and then brought to life through precise execution and careful calibration.

Clever rigging. Manipulating seating. Pushing passed the proscenium. Angled paper plates. Cardboard cutouts. Semi-circular brick walls. Seventy foot turntable ramp. MFA 2013.

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