ANGELS IN AMERICA, Scenic Design
By Tony Kushner
Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, Delaware
Directed by: Steve Tague
Lighting Design: Matt Richards
Costume Design: Kim Sorenson
Sound Design: John Stovieck
For Tony Kushner’s “gay Fantasia,” I designed a vast blue room as the vessel of multiple scenes.. In this minimal environment I employed the use of very specific furniture choices to distinctly render the scenes. I also designed a huge skylight center stage to hint at a New York world and to serve as the faming device of the show.
Two open doorways, designed as cutouts from the back wall of the stage, were employed regularly as thresholds. They were traversed solely by fantasy and spectral characters who, by crossing into the central room, embodied the world of the play.