Though it’s the middle of winter, it’s already time to start applying for jobs in summer stock, summer festivals, and all the other props positions that happen in the warm months.
Googles and Doodles abound in this week’s episode, as Ashley and Eric talk about their favorite tools and technology for keeping organized and making sure every last candle makes it to stage.
“Painting wood to look like different wood.” Props relies on faux finishes and paint treatments to mimic a multitude of materials on stage. Ashley and Eric talk about some of their favorite tips and techniques…
Ashley and Eric talk about their favorite ways to distress and age props, and why you should always do your research.
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.