Opera San Jose – 2014/15 Season
Technical Director: John Draginoff
Scene Shop Supervisor: Ariel Lacey
My first show with Opera San Jose, I took over the process from the shop supervisor before me halfway through build. Each tower was built out of four flats, each with individual window boxes and one cleverly hidden door in one window in the base, so we could climb inside once they were assembled. I engineered the bases myself, creating a system that would take the weight of sandbags inside, roll independently for load in, and also switch out a wheel for a pivot when installed on spike. I then built each one myself, as well as working with my lead carpenter and an overhire to build the flats, frames, and portals.