Here I created the scenography (set design) for the play Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson. Produced by Marin Theatre Company, directed by Daniel Alexander Jones
I modernize the dialogue of the play through materials, using the plastics filling our oceans to build much of the set. Plastic to create a transparent lens to view the world of the play and to make it shimmer. With the hill flat, we see (literally) through a fragmented backdrop of the neighbor where August Wilson lived, grew up and wrote the play. That frames one side of the stage while the opposite end represents the endless celestial potential of the natural world. A plastic prism stands between, trapped in this plastic is a series of water bubbles, they represent energy, dormant and present potential ready to be activated.