“The Trial of Judith K” is a great show. Working on the scenic design for this show was quite a challenging and laborious process and seeing the final product together with the sound and lighting made it worth all of the effort I put into it.
It is sometimes difficult to see how one’s own work fits into the final product. There were times during the process where I just wasn’t happy with the set. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the process of designing the set, but having only a painted model and CAD drawings to look at is quite limiting when you are trying to envision how the set will function in the actual production.
I made a determination during the build of this set that everything would go well and that the final product would not be less than perfect – perfect in the sense of being exactly how I imagined it in the design process – and I could not be happier with the final results. The crews and the painters all did an excellent job. They were extremely patient with me and all in all, everyone aided me in the process of bringing this design to fruition.
Director Tom Scholte was extremely supportive of the design and offered a lot of great ideas and contributions along the way towards creating a set that met his vision of the play. I am very grateful for all of the support I received during this project and I am very happy with the final product. Mandi Lau, the lighting designer, and Emilie Griffith, the sound designer really made this set rock in the performances.
I hope that you are able to come out and see the show. It really is an excellent production; quite entertaining and fun. Be prepared to laugh. Be prepared to be surprised. And be prepared to enjoy a wonderful piece of theatre here in Vancouver.
Guest Blog Post by BFA Design student Alex Carr
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