scenic designer | scenic charge


Augustana Theatre Company, 2017

Written by Greg Banks

Direction by Jen Luke

Lighting Design by Rj Fitzsimmons

Costume Design by Cindy Bakke

-- Charm and simplicity are ideas that playwright Greg Banks wanted to bring the story of Pinocchio back to. The director and I found this approach enlightening, with Jen's drive exploring the potential energy of the everyday object. My process took us to a playground of found materials, loosely based in a raw theatre space, allowing for the most basic objects to become powerful acting tools, and allowing audiences of children to explore along with the actors.

photos by Mike Shafer and Alex Meyer