By Beth Henley
Specialty Prop Construction - Merchant Cart
Director: Mark Brokaw
Set Designer: Kimie Nishikawa
Drafted by Michael Ruiz-del-Vizo
This Merchant Cart was built and drafted for New York Stage and Film's 2019 mainstage Lighting (or TheUnbuttoning).
The cart had to be made so that it can stored behind the audience and maneuver a tight corner before moving on stage. As Properties Supervisor, I led a crew of interns in constructing and painting the cart and all other props, alongside the designer.
By Larry Sue
Specialty Prop Design - Canoe
Director: Craig Anton and Joan McMurtney
Set Designer: Zeke Waters
Designed and built by Michael Ruiz-del-Vizo
The task was to design, draft, and build a canoe that would be used as set dressing.
The difficulty was that the canoe needed to be 16 feet long, but it needed to be designed in a way that would allow us to use standard building material.