We talk design and Dido, Queen of Carthage, Theatre Pro Rata‘s latest offering.
00:00: Carin Bratlie, Julia Carlis, and Christopher Kehoe introduce themselves and we begin by talking about Christopher Marlowe and the selection of Dido as part of Theatre Pro Rata’s season.
03:21: Choices and design elements and how they grew out of Dido‘s conclusion, and Julia takes us into a discussion of how it has influenced the set.
10:23: Dramaturgical considerations and how they factor into design.
14:36: I ask Carin about how she communicates and works with designers.
19:38: We discuss gods and mortals and how their status is reflecting costume choices.
21:17: The little appreciated art of prop design.
24:04: We transition to lighting and sound design.
26:42: Chris gives us an actor’s viewpoint on design.
30:41: Comments on realism and design, and we finish with how all various design elements fall into place during tech.
Dido, Queen of Carthage runs from March 5th to the 20th at Gremlin Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.