As the director of a theatre department at a small schol, I'm often a bit of a one man show. Sure there are volunteers a-plenty, but they generally just follow orders and carry out the details I convey to them. I have found one guy, however, who is a dream come true when it comes to production needs. He's a retired fireman who builds my sets for me. And God bless him! The first image you see here is the crude sketch I give him, for our production of Dial M for Murder and the following two photos are what he comes up with.
It is truly thrilling to see something that's in my brain become concrete and tangible. It's the buzz that keeps me going. You'd think I'd want it to turn out exactly as it is in my head, but I've found that every ounce of talent added to the process brings forth nuances and complexities that I love. It's that ole' one+one=three of collaborative art.