Creating Worlds: A Cow as White as Milk

Creating Worlds: A Cow as White as Milk

Into the Woods. 

One of my favorite shows of all time. When our theatre decided to do it, I knew I would audition, but before that I said I would be the properties designer. I knew the props would be a challenge, with Rapunzel’s wig and the harp and the million other things necessary for the show. 

In volunteering for that position; however, I kind of forgot about one thing. 

The cow. 

How the hell was I going to do the cow?

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My Relationship with Props

My Relationship with Props

Props to any show are as vital as the scenery, lighting, sound, and costumes. A prop to a show can be such an important aspect of the plot. In some cases, the storyline may even be about a prop. I’ve been a Props Master for a few shows and let me tell you, it’s not as easy as some may think. It’s definitely not just going out and buying a bunch of props on the list. It’s about finding and creating objects that are time appropriate and physically appealing to the eye and finding the best and most authentic props while staying within a budget. It should be treated like building the scenery for a show or designing costumes. It’s all about creation. Here are some tips of my own, taken from personal experience.

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