As SBMT looks excitedly toward its 2019-2020 season, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the artists who work behind the scenes to make the magic happen. To that end, we have created a series of video interviews with the design team for our first show of the season, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.
In this first installment, Heather Kenyon shows off a scale model of the set she has designed. Watch the video below (or read the transcript).
Who are you, and what is your role in this production?
Hi. I am Heather Kenyon. And I am the set designer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. This is a set model of what the audience will see when they walk into the theater. What you see here is a “stage within a stage,” so something different than you might have seen here before. And the whole world we’ve created is a black-and-white, line-art world in the style of the artist Edward Gorey. And you’ll notice that everything is black and white except for this curtain, which is a very bright, vibrant, red.
What makes you excited about working on this production?
I am excited about working on this production because of how quickly everything needs to change. There are many locations in this show that happen back-to-back-to-back, and it is very fast-paced, so creating something that allows us to change locations that often is very exciting.