Orlando

Scenic Design

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Based on the Virginia Woolf novel of the same name, Sarah Ruhl's Orlando examines identity, time, and gender by following an English nobleman who lives for hundreds of years before falling asleep and waking up as a woman.

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Working within a very limited budget, all of the moulding in the show was created out of cardboard. Each piece was modeled in Vectorworks, sliced into profiles in 123D Make, then cut out on a lasercutter and assembled. It was an extremely inexpensive solution which achieved the volume needed for period moulding.

 1/4" = 1'-0" Scale Model

1/4" = 1'-0" Scale Model

This production took place entirely on the stage of the Claire Trevor Theatre, normally a 287-seat proscenium space. Placing the audience on stage allowed us to create a deep yet intimate environment for this quirky play.


produced by University of California Irvine, 2012
directed by Annie Loui
lighting design Dan Schreckengost
costume design Kaitlyn Kaufman
sound design Matt Glenn
stage manager Ashley Nichole Henley
additional photography Tim Vo