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Don't Scale Down Your Vision!
Prop & Set Spectacle on a Dime and in a Dungeon
A Professional Development Workshop from CETA
No grid? No wings? No curtain? No problem. This hands-on workshop explores tips and tricks to staging your play in educational spaces, on educational budgets.
John Burton has spent the past 18 years crafting dynamic scenic and storytelling elements that are manageable for teachers to make and students to use. From casters to clothing racks, fun foam to foam core, adhesives to airline cable, We'll learn about simple materials and methods that yield complex results. Don't let limitations of budget, space or technical experience put a limit on your vision or creativity.
DATE: August 20, 2017, 9am-4pm
VENUE ADDRESS: Loyola Marymount University, Foley Building, Room 110, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.
LUNCH: On your own at any of the nearby eateries, or bring a bag lunch.
PARKING: Campus Map Link: http://www.lmu.edu/media/admin/parking/LMU%20Visitor%20Only%20Campus%20Map%2020170210cw.pdf
Park where you see the "D" on the map - Life Science Building. Free on the weekend.
Summer parking information link: http://admission.lmu.edu/connect/visit/directionsmaps/
SHORT BIO: John Burton is a visual artist and theatre designer, specializing in creating spectacles …on a dime…in unusual spaces…often utilizing combinations of unexpected and repurposed materials.
John also likes sculpting and fabricating small theatrical things, such as ½” hand-cut shadow puppet pieces; wire mobiles made of recycled shirt hangers; and “spirit people,” effigies crafted of found objects and sacred remnants of an actor’s actual wardrobe. John’s puppet portfolio includes shadow, rod, hand, and Bunraku-style.
From his 4000 sq.ft. studio, Pop Goes the Easel, John perpetually turns out scenic, prop, puppet and shadow design. He is Prop Master for Loyola Marymount University, and runs The Studio Lab at Walgrove Elementary, a STEAM-based maker lab where he teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. He is the resident designer for Turning Point School and an associate designer for The Actors’ Gang, Ghost Road Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Orphean Circus, and Son of Semele Theatre.
Register here(case sensitive): http://bit.ly/CETApdi2