Strowlers – Pilot (Independent Series)

 

Since April of 2014 I have been involved with the creation of a brand new independent series being produced by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment called Strowlers (IMDB). I am a member of the writing team as well as the Production Designer for the pilot.

In September of 2015 we filmed the pilot for the series and this is a collection of photos including stills, set photos and process photos from building props.

 

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A special tea party.

 

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Give a director props to hold and you might not

Female of the Species ACT Theatre 2010

Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith was produced at ACT Theatre in 2010 with Scenic Design by Robert A. Dahlstrom. The set was a single room surmounted by an immense cornice which I built but did not get to install. I spent much of the load in for this show working with the props department making copies of a piece of art glass intended to break on stage. The design of the piece required that it be poured flat and then quickly curled into shape after it had set …

The Trip to Bountiful ACT Theatre 2010

The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote was produced at ACT Theatre in 2010 with Scenic Design by Matthew Smucker. This set had a very complex wood floor designed to hide various lifts and also allow grass to magically grow out of the floor in one scene. It also had a “star rig” built to simultaneously lower an array of bulbs on cords of various lengths. The rig had to stand on the arena stage’s walking grid and supported a vast traveling frame on four pillars.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll at ACT Theatre 2009

Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard was produced at ACT Theatre in 2009 with Scenic Design by Matthew Smucker. This was another set where I was able to bring my sculpting skills to bear. A large shattered tree limb was a primary visual focus of this set. Occasionally actual tree branches and trunks were used in the sets I helped build at ACT. This particular tree was quite large and hanging above the heads of actors, so a steel framed tree with rigging points was built and clothed in …

Below the Belt at ACT Theatre 2009

 

 

Below the Belt by Richard Dresser produced at ACT Theatre in 2009 with Scenic Design by Matthew Smucker was a fun set for me as a scenic carpenter. In effect I got to sculpt the set, as the design called for drifts of sand or dirt to encroach on a tiled mid section of the floor. I suggested that we might use saw dust and glue to create an organic surface that could be painted and would be strong enough to walk on for the run of the …