Set Design | Projection Design | Scenic Painting
Book by IVAN MENCHELL, Music by FRANK WILDHORN, Lyrics by DON BLACK
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
Production: Actor's Youth Theatre
Director & Choreographer: Stephen Hohendorf-Parnell
Music Directors: Elise Stoffer & Michael Samuel
Winner - Arizoni 2022 - Best Scenic Design
Winner - Arizoni 2022 - Best Media Design - Projections
Such an intricate set! We created rolling panels that provided a variety of scene change opportunities. Even though the set looked like it was constructed out of wood, the cost and weight of actual wood were prohibitive. I used foam as a lightweight alternative and painted it to appear like wood. Strategically incorporating projections added another level of storytelling.
We also built a car with functioning lights from scratch. One of the most fun and satisfying aspect of this set was the set dressing. We kept adding more and more elements which added the needed detail to help bring the story to life.