Twlefth Night

  Directed by:  Colin Wasmund, Winter 2019, Western Carolina University.

Concept:  The show was set in the Carribean in a "back then" setting with a roughly baroque vibe.  The set  used curved platforms in a yin/ yang design that created interesting curved diagonals for blocking, and helped define different areas within a unit set.  I wanted to create a world that was somewhat "upside down" and operated on different rules than the one Viola and Sebastian came from, yet closely related.  I used classical architecture with upsidedown columns, and  played some architecture games with the furniture to achieve this effect.  I used the architecture of Havana to inspire the color palette and create a classical yet tropical world for this comedy to play in.  Orsino and Olivia's courts were defined by their different archway.  

Photos by: Leo Lei

A preliminary white model
A preliminary white model
An early sketch
An early sketch
Final model
Final model
Final Set
Final Set
Paint elevation for the floor
Paint elevation for the floor
False Proscenium
False Proscenium
Groundrow elevation.
Groundrow elevation.