HOWARD'S END

Portland Center Stage

Scheduled Opening: April 24, 2020

Status: Cancelled due to COVID-19

"We were about a month away from tech, a little less."


Kimie Nishikawa - Set Designer

Sarita Fellows - Costume Designer

Masha Tsimring - Lighting Designer

Elisheba Ittoop - Composer

Ben Scheff - Sound Designer

Marissa Wolf - Director



ARTIST STATEMENT


Masha Tsimring: Howard's End really honed in on the spiritual differences between a pastoral environment, the industrialized strictures of society, and the changeable interiority of personages from very different walks of life. The team used these lenses to examine class, gender roles, and social mores in the narrative. Scenery and lighting were interested in creating a space that could house these interior rooms as well as elements of the natural world. We also wanted to capture the period while leaving air for more surreal immediate moments. The main space had elements of a drawing room, as well as a more contemporary gallery space, with a giant tree the in the center of the room. These different textures would allow me to transform the space between characters' interior lives, scenes in various homes, as well as shooting us into the somewhat mystical world of the countryside. Additionally, in Act 2, we were planning on layering through depth as well as transformation, by bringing in more natural textures through a painted scrim upstage, with layers of hay, mylar, and sky beyond.


SCENIC SCRIPT BREAKDOWN


MODEL PHOTOS


COSTUME RENDERINGS


MUSIC & SOUND DEMO




GROUND PLAN


LIGHT PLOT (UNFINISHED)


PROCESS CORRESPONDENCE


Based on the novel by E.M. Forster

Adapted by Caroline Hewitt

Created by Autumn Dornfeld & Caroline Hewitt

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

US Bank Mainstage

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