I like to balance my work with subtle energy with getting creative in the physical. Lately, I’ve been building sets part-time at a local children’s theater.
I helped on the Winnie The Pooh set, and the Beauty and the Beast
The bridge is 8′ long and about 2′ wide. It’s on casters and at one point in the show the dragon, Mushu stands in the middle of it and two actors spin it around a couple of times. The show was a blast.
The big fan on the background is made of four hollow 4′ X 8′ panels that slide open to reveal the Imperial Palace painted on the wall behind it.
The next set is for The Addams Family.
The Addams Family show lasted over 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Quite a production. The cast rehearsed studied and rehearsed for about 5 months. The set went up in 3 days and the show ran for 3 days.
It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work. A real physical workout. A great way to stay grounded here on planet Earth!