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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Behind the Scenic Design of Dial M for Murder

Welcome to The Wendice Flat. Grab a drink, get comfortable, and let’s talk about MURDER.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Creating Costumes from someone’s personal life

As the costume designer for the theatrical presentation Pictures from Home, my approach is primarily through the characters. But with the artist, the father and the mother’s multiple points of view: how can I honor them all? How can I suggest the intentional ambiguities that Sultan presents?

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Sounds of Chekhov: Insights from Tony Award-winning Little Comedies Sound Designer, Scott Lehrer

Very often the first question audiences have upon walking into a Richard Nelson production is, “what’s up with all those hanging microphones?”

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Behind the Scenic Design of Agatha Christie’s THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD with Klara Zieglerova

Hear from Scenic Designer Klara Zieglerova about the set of Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

The Art of Mystery: Set Design and Atmosphere in Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Q&A with Scenic Designer

We chatted with Klara Zieglerova, our scenic designer for our upcoming Summer Chills production of, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The Artistry of Backdrops: A Scenic Artist’s Perspective on the Spectacular Backdrop in Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

This is an exciting time for backdrops at Alley Theatre. The last three shows, including Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, have all included hand-painted backdrops.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Unmasking the Laughter: The Importance of Commedia dell’arte Masks

In the uproarious world of The Servant of Two Masters, the iconic commedia dell'arte masks take center stage, adding a unique layer of charm and character. The masks worn in the Alley’s production by Pantalone de'Bisognosi, Dottore Lombardi, Brighella, and Truffaldino are beautifully hand-crafted from wood and leather by the talented Antonio Fava.