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!
With Halloween just around the corner, we’re spending this week’s episode talking about blood. We have blood recipes, favorite types of commercial blood, and blood effects.
This week we talk about everyone’s favorite two-part expanding flexible foam, Flex Foam IT! We bounce around ideas about what makes this such a useful material for the props person. Learn more on the Smooth-On…
We are back after a brief hiatus! This week we talk about why we make watermelon look like steak for actors to eat on stage.