TAMMY FAYE’S FINAL AUDITION, Scenic and Costume Design
By: Merri Biechler
Tantrum Theater, Dublin, Ohio
Directed by Dennis Lee Delaney
Lighting Design : Daniel Winters
Sound Design: Dennis Lee Delaney
The premiere play by Merri Biechler depicts Tammy Faye Bakker’s final hours, flowing between life and death. Shifting between reality, memory, and revelation, Tammy glides in and out of television studios, her bedroom, and the internal spaces of her thoughts and dreams. I designed a space that was an abstracted television studio that in part doubles as a domestic interior. We used live feed video to further engage the audience and bring them into the world of early televangelism . The fanciful cloud treatment of the stage floor and the pearlescent scenic details further immersed the audience in Tammy’s heavenly fever dream.