Erin Elevator's Extraordinary Adventure
Directed by: Richard Herman, Summer 2015, University of Central Missouri.
Concept: This was a touring childrens show. The entire set had to fit into a cargo van and loaded into a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. As a fantastical childresn show a little imgination was required to create a childs bedroom, a beach, and a jungle. We decided everything should come out of the bedroom, so the set started with Erin's bedroom, a simple assortment of brightly colored dresser window units, a bean bag, some brightly colored chairs, and some laundry baskets. The windows has blinds in them that had a beach scene painted on one side, and a tropical scene painted on the other. One only had to flip the blinds to create a new set. The play ends with dragon flying through the crowd with erin riding it. I wanted the dragon to look good, but also like something that a kid could make. With childrens theatre one of my primary goals is encouraging kids themselves to create.