Watching O.J.

Scenic Design

Watching O.J. peaks into the lives of a group of people on the day O.J. Simpson's verdict was announced. While Simpson himself does not appear, the effects of his presence are felt far and wide among the people we meet in the course of the play. Produced in the very small "Speakeasy" space at Atwater Village Theatre, the set had to seamlessly transport us to a local dry cleaners, an auto repair shop, a parked car, and numerous other locales. The text in the abstract wall panels comes directly from the transcripts of the O.J. trial.

produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre - Los Angeles
written by David McMillan
directed by Keith Szarabajka
lighting design Michael Kozachenko
costume design Catherine Baumgardner