Steel Magnolias: New Harmony Theater, 1999
Scott LaFeber, the director, for Steel Magnolias requested that the set be light, airy and open, so I eliminated the walls and filled the upstage with magnolia trees. This seemed fitting for Shelby's desire for "A treehouse for girls: no boys allowed." This is a value study of the show I developed while waiting for the costume designer to bring her ideas for color to our design meetings. I like to add descriptions to these sketches to help the carpenters and props artisans understand my ideas for the design.