Posted in May 2014

Block 450: May 31, 2014

Another grey and wet day in Arkansas. The show opens in 11 days! Date: May 31, 2014 Crane: 450 Days Spent on Project: 467 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: Luanna M. Back in the summer of 2008, the production manager for Fela!’s off-Broadway run hired Luanna as our wardrobe supervisor. … Continue reading

Block 449: May 30, 2014

Trying to keep my eyes on the prize today. We’re so close. Date: May 30, 2014 Crane: 449 Days Spent on Project: 467 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: The summer of 2008 was crazy-busy with work for Fela!, as we tried to get it ready for it’s opening in the … Continue reading

Block 448: May 29, 2014

Today is about keeping my nose to the grindstone and my eyes on the prize. Stay focused. Date: May 29, 2014 Crane: 448 Days Spent on Project: 466 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: Katy M. When I was hired to assist Marina on the off-Broadway production of Fela! back in … Continue reading

Block 447: May 28, 2014

I really miss my dog. Counting down the days. Date: May 28, 2014 Crane: 447 Days Spent on Project: 465 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: Marina D. Back in the early spring of 2008, I received an email from Marina, asking if I wanted to assist her on a new … Continue reading

Block 446: May 27, 2014

Remember that first week I was in Arkansas, and how it was so cold I wore a coat, a sweatshirt, and a scarf most days? Yeah, well: summer’s here! Date: May 27, 2014 Crane: 446 Days Spent on Project: 464 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: Where do I go after … Continue reading

Block 445: May 26, 2014

  Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Date: May 26, 2014 Crane: 445 Days ┬áSpent on Project: 463 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: This one is hard. Jimmy L. So, back in the late fall of 2007, I had just finished designing three productions on that happened on top of one another. … Continue reading

Block 444: May 25, 2014

If I make big changes in my life, where do I start? And how? Date: May 25, 2014 Crane: 444 Days Spent on Project: 462 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: Holly R. I “met” Holly back in 2007. She was the costume designer that took over for me when my … Continue reading

Block 443: May 24, 2014

Saturday. Date: May 24, 2014 Crane: 443 Days Spent on Project: 461 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: “Did you make this outfit?” Boy. Back in 2007, after I had finished the marathon run of designing a production for the New York Musical Theatre Fetsival, guest teaching at Colby College, and … Continue reading

Block 442: May 23, 2014

Couldn’t sleep last night. Not sure why, but my mind was racing. Date: May 23, 2014 Crane: 442 Days Spent on Project: 460 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: I just thanked two people that I met while guest designing a production of Life Is A Dream at Colby College in … Continue reading

Block 441: May 22, 2014

Three more weeks in Arkansas. Twenty more days until Pippin opens. Date: May 22, 2014 Crane: 441 Days Spent on Project: 459 Location: Conway, Arkansas Person I would have sent it to: When I worked at Colby College as a guest designer on that production of Life Is A Dream, I had the good fortune … Continue reading