We continue our talk with Merrianne Nedreberg, props director at Center Theatre Group. Our conversation delves into what it is like working as a woman in props and how the field benefits from greater equity…
Merrianne is the Properties Director at Center Theatre Group, one of Los Angeles’ largest non-profit theaters. We talk about how she got there and what it’s like doing theater in a film town.
This week we continue our conversation with Jay as we talk about education and teaching the next generation of props people.
Jay Duckworth is props master at the Public Theater responsible for propping shows such as Hamilton, Latin History for Morons, and many more. In this episode, he gives us the one secret on how to be a…
Props people often deal with weapons on stage, like swords, knives, and guns. Ashley and Eric talk through some safety issues with each and share their experiences with violence in the theater.
How do you show off all the props you build? With a portfolio, of course! Ashley and Eric talk about what makes a perfect props portfolio in this episode.
What does a resume look like for a props person? Ashley and Eric discuss the dos and don’ts of good resumes and cover letters when searching for a job in props.
Ashley asks Eric some questions about his latest book, “The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic.” Find out all about electricity, LEDs, pneumatics, breakaways, blood, and more!
As Halloween approaches, Ashley and Eric talk about scary props from movies, creepy dolls, and gruesome implements from horror films.
Let’s talk about cursed theater props, backstage superstitions, and scary objects used on stage!