when the world was

wild and waste

scenic designer | scenic charge


Augustana Theatre Company, 2016

Written by Dr. Richard Swanson

Music by Dr. John Pennington

Direction by Jayna Fitzsimmons

Lighting Design by Rj Fitzsimmons

Costume Design by Cindy Bakke

-- The world premiere of this  piece began with intimate workshops and script revisions. With the playwright present throughout the process, he and the director and I began to speak the same language, bouncing ideas off each other and creating for a world in which stories can be told amid the aftermath of chaos. Stories of death and famine allow us to survive, but the layers with which we barricade chaos perhaps threaten us as humans even more.

photos by Mike Shafer and Alex Meyer