Date: April 21, 2014
Days Spent on Project: 428
Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC
Person I would have sent it to: Patrick L.
Patrick was the resident set designer for the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium my second academic season there.
I feel like Patrick was already in my “6 degrees” network of theater people; he had just finished his grad school career at Carnegie Mellon and a few friends of mine (from the National High School Institute) also went there. So, inevitably, we were bound to meet and work together at some point, right?
Before he went to Carnegie Mellon, and being a Rhode Island native, he assisted Eugene Lee quite a bit (and still does, I think?). So, Tristan (yesterday’s Crane) and he were colleagues as well.
I like Patrick’s work. I think he can distill a play down to a few key visual elements, really nailing the theme and a suitable environment for the show to take place. His composition is great. His color usage is smart. And there’s always a touch of theatricality to his work. You get the sense that he’s got great taste, a good eye, and knows there’s a lot possible with theater design. I’m glad to have worked with him; I still use those shows we designed together in my portfolio… they just look good.
Music I listened to while sewing: Another day with Dragonette.
Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: So, it’s the first full day that I’m dog-less in New York City.
I forgot how much I can get done without having to take breaks to walk the dog; I’ve been so incredibly productive since yesterday afternoon! (I’m trying to spend as much time away from the apartment… it’s too quiet without my French Bulldog snorting in the background.)
It’s gonna be a long 7 weeks on my own. Fortunately, I’ve got what seems like a speeding freight train approaching me with The California Project and then Pippin in Arkansas. I have two things to focus on, which is good.
Still miss my dog. I really do.