Thursday, February 4, 2016

Checking In: Props

The properties crew for Rep Term may be the only crew that might run out of things to do, but even that is a huge “might.” Earlier this term, the props crew had to move from the second-floor design studio to an underground storage space which is now called the “Props Tomb”. Although the room has curtains for windows that don’t exist and doors to rooms you can’t go into, the room is a huge improvement, and the props team seems to have a very high morale.

Today they worked on weapons and edible statues (which taste pretty good by the way). Trevor Marshall, Properties master of Mary zimmerman's The Secret in the Wings, has reused a lot of things from the department’s furniture storage, to go along with the theme of found objects. While this was happening, Holden Meier played the “Gaston Song” from Beauty and The Beast more than 20 times, only after singing it acapella for the first 20 times.

Natalie Polechonski, the props master for Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, has been spending a lot of time with trash. She made a trash blanket for the Marquis de Carabas, out of real trash. Natalie said that she needed so much trash to make this blanket that she actually fell in the trash can, twice. Megan Smith, the head of both prop crews is very proud of both teams and sees a very close finish line.

All jokes and silliness aside, the props team has done some really great work.

Jordan Hurst
Hunter...Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
Theatre Secretary

Properties Master of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Natalie Polenchonski, makes a spear. 

Padraig Sullivan works hard doing delicate props work. 

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