"A song cycle about love, death, and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk."
This production of Ghost Quartet was presented as a student directed production at Playwrights Horizons Tisch School. It took place in the Robert Moss black box Theatre. The challenge was to design mostly from stock on a shoestring budget. I was able to design remotely from Florida with the help of director Avery Wood and assistant scenic designer Claire McGinlay.
Stars are a central motif in Ghost Quartet, so we made the decision early on to have a ceiling filled with hanging paper stars. Later we collaborated with the lighting designer so that some of the stars would have the ability to light up for a special reveal for the finale.
Photos provided by Avery Wood