Organized from newest to oldest by show, each drop down menu has details on the specific props I made from each show!
Just For Fun, Calgary2020
These sets of wings are just for fun. I love to create all sorts of things when I'm bored
Pink Pair: frame made out of coat hanger wire, taped together with packing tape and sealed between layers of iridescent cellophane. I finished them off with a heat gun to put small burn holes in the corners.
Black Pair: made out of coat hangers and thinner wire, wrapped with electrical tape, and finished with tiny purple LED lights.
There was a protest scene in which I painted sleeping bags and created protest signs. We also just reused protest signs from the climate strikes from that year.
I made little signs for each of the three sections
There was lots of food and snacks in every scene, so I had to go on plenty of snack runs, including a giant bin of cheese puffs
My favourite scene features a meteor shower made out of solo cups. I cut little holes in the bottom of each cup and glued tea candles into the bottoms
I built the set, which was three panels of plywood that were on hinges and then spray painted to create a gross bathroom feel
There was a garbage can with a fire special effect in it, I had to drill a hole in the side of the garbage can to run the cord through
Marc Lavallee was amazing and helped us get a toilet as our main set piece
WCHS, Calgary JANUARY - APRIL 2019
Every single prop and object on stage was made out of cardboard.
I was prop manager and the lead creator of all the props
My two favourite props were drones and a little laptop. both were completely out of cardboard
Wes Anderson: Grand Budapest Hotel
WCHS Technical Theatre 25, Calgary JANUARY 2019
Mendl's mobile set piece. Handmade each box, wrapped them and the cart with the pink paper, and positioned them all.
7 feet long and 4 feet tall replica of the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Windows are lined with wax paper and backed with lights, so that all the windows light up.
WCHS, Calgary JUNE - NOVEMBER 2018
12 duck masks, each unique, made with white and purple feathers.
I assigned each Maid character a colour. All their props were matching and colour coordinated. (the beaks on the duck masks).
Crystal ball/magic orb. Made with a frosted glass globe, filled with battery operated fairy lights and a lilac feather boa for movement.
The set was grey base with grey clouds painted on top. The maids costumes matched the 12 ropes hanging from the grid.
The ropes were pulled and woven to create the different scenes and spaces.
WCHS, Calgary JANUARY - MAY 2018
The set was just a chair, a noose, and two dozen blown out eggs hanging from invisible threads from the ceiling.
All of the eggs were dyed sky blue and had little clouds painted on them. One of the eggs remained white, and had a magnet attached to the top so that it can be taken down and reattached throughout the show.
Painted Cloth Wings that fold out of a backpack. I built everything myself, and engineered the mechanism.
Backpack is attached with velcro on the top and weak snaps all around the edge and bottom.
When straps are pulled, the wings unfold from inside the bag.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
WCHS Technical Theatre 15, Calgary JANUARY 2018
Light Sabers made with Cellophane, plastic lighting tubes, and flashlights.
Scene where "Luke" gets into the X-Wing Fighter Jet
Three main papier mache props from this project:
Painted Papier Mâche and carboard Millennium Falcon. The back/engine part lights up blue
Painted Papier Mâche Death Star, the size of a regular yoga ball. Green light in the centre of the laser
Painted papier mâche and cardboard X-Wing Fighter Jet that fits a average human in the cockpit. Engines light up red and white.