Project: Little Big Town
Fabric: Digital print backdrop to Heavy Knit
Pewter Tergalet drapes custom made with client provided scenic treatment.
What made this such a fun project was that the end result was to have a “disassembled” effect – such as taking a traditional theatre – and then having a hurricane blow thru it – leaving the core elements but capturing the aftermath of the natural disaster. Loved the design for the backdrop by Raj Kapoor, where the glass ceiling was smashed, the proscenium barely standing – and the forced perspective backdrop work and torn. The entire upstage scene – while it looks like multiple layers – was in fact a flat digitally printed backdrop. Using our 10 foot wide vutek UV curable printer and embracing Heavy Knit as a base substrate (for its earth representation of dark colors) we were very happy with the outcome.
To create additional depth and provide some translucent elements, the downstage drapery and overhead swags were produced from our pewter Textura. Hung asymmetrically to provide a wind-blow look the textura was the perfect palette for lighting, and gave all the trim and detail needed to give the scene a real theatrical look.
Exposed lighting trusses – like in a theater – very clever – this was a wonderful project to be involved in – and the product! Gotta see it to appreciate it.
Design by: Raj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor Productions, 201 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Photo permission: Kelly at Sandbox Management