|Project by tooldad||posted 04-11-2009 06:37 AM||2095 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Here is our fall play set for the Diary of Anne Franke. This set involved nearly 50 sheets of plywood, 3 levels and nearly 800 square feet of stage. In fact the director even said the set was larger than the real annex. He tried to keep it as close as possible to the real thing including color schemes, but had to make it a little wider for theatrical reasons so that actors wouldn’t have their backs to the audience.
About half of this set didn’t exist one month before the show. We had to build 14 platforms (2×4frames with 3/4 ply) and 12 wall flats (1×3 wall with luan), in addition to the base coat paint, texture paint, and woodgraining.
This set took approximately 40 hours on stage by myself, a student teacher, and several student actors and crews. Who knows how many man hours actually went into it?