|Step On a Crack||Arthur Dirks
Step On a Crack
By Susan Zeder
Produced: March, 1992
The design had some interesting challenges in terms of showing both rooms, although there was little action in one. The bedroom was built for a fantasy life, which was ongoing through the play. I tried to find fun visual elements for the environment - a bed with car features, a toybox that disgorged imaginary playmates, and lots of color. It seems strangely spare now, and I do remember pushing to find ways to use that space well. There was quite a bit of high-velocity action among the 3 or 4 imaginary playmates. I can't remember why the livingroom needed to move, but it clearly was castered.
This design came at a time of transition in the Children's Theater program. Long-time director Richard Warye was retiring. Suzanne Ramczyk picked up the directing responsibility after a family emergency 2 weeks into rehearsal kept Lee Dunne from continuing.
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