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.  

Model- Erin's Bedroom
Model- Erin's Bedroom
Model- Beach
Model- Beach
Model Jungle
Model Jungle
Paint Elevation- Beach
Paint Elevation- Beach
Paint Elevation- Jungle
Paint Elevation- Jungle
Dragon Schematic
Dragon Schematic
Erin's Bedroom
Erin's Bedroom
Erin's Bedroom
Erin's Bedroom
Beach
Beach
Jungle
Jungle
Erin;s bedroom
Erin;s bedroom
Beach
Beach
Jungle- Camo netting was pulled from the drawers for deep jungle scenes.
Jungle- Camo netting was pulled from the drawers for deep jungle scenes.
Jungle
Jungle
Jungle
Jungle