INTIMATE APPAREL, Scenic Design
By: Lynn Nottage
Produced By: Ohio University
Directed By: Shelley Delaney
Lighting Design: Dan Winters
Costume Design: Natalia de la Torre
This show occurs in five distinct bedrooms at the turn of Twentieth Century. The piece is episodic in nature and needs to flow rapidly between scenes and locations. In order to facilitate the seamless action I chose to collage all of the space together so that Esther could navigate her world with ease.
As a starting point I referenced Joseph Cornell ‘s boxes . This gave me the ability to distinctly render each bedroom relating to the specifics of period, class and character. I placed Esther’s room in the center of the world as the space that she remained tethered to throughout the piece.
The walls were constructed of muslin so that they could be backlit. This provided an evocative glow and helped delineate each space as we transitioned from one to the next.