Ohio University Mainstage – 2018
Director: Anne McAlexander
Scenic Designer: Jacob Brown
Lighting Designer: Bentley Heydt
Costume Designer: Xintong Li
Props Master: Liz Hastings
The box I made out of copper flashing because it was all we had. Each piece I cut out with tin snips, scored and then folded before riveting the pieces together with pop rivets. Attaching the lid was more difficult, but I was able to pop rivet the hinges and latch on as well. I painted the entire piece, base coating it in metallic grey spray paint and then creating an acetate stencil for the blue label before aging the piece with acrylic paint.
The interior I dressed with cardboard tubes and fake eggs. I used thin wire to create a “dipper” like you would use to dye easter eggs so that the actress could reliably and smoothly pull the one real egg out to put in her drink.