Amy’s set design is getting me hot
When I first felt inspired by a photograph of a skate park and thought about using it as a concept for The Sugar Syndrome, which has nothing to do with skate parks, I felt a little unsure of sharing my crazy idea with my set designer.
When I showed it to her and she totally got it and ran with it…I felt like I had won the lottery. Amy Chini (read more about Amy in the spotlight they did on her in the San Diego Union-Tribune) just sent me a sketch of what she is thinking about and working through some of the specific needs in the play (places to set things, sit and entrances and exits). I sent her image back with notes and questions in red. This process is thrilling. I am so excited! Watching another artist create a world in which the actors and I will play and create this play is exhilarating. I find myself thinking “I wish the audience could know all about this process as they go into the theatre.” Wait…they can. Check out drawing # 1 an #2. I hope when you get to the theatre you’ll see just how cool I think this is going to be!