I wanted the set for Invasive Species to be realistic and at the same time very abstract.  The play revolves around a character, a fisherman, who only wants to fish and be left alone.  You’re in his reality, a combination of inside his cabin and the outside forest that he calls home.  The two spaces are commingled as he’s become more a part of nature and less a part of the painful human world.  For the backdrop I portrayed a forest that he has wilfully allowed to swallow his reality into it’s verdantly surreal landscape.

 

 

Set Designer: Jennifer Maiseloff

Director: Joseph Albright

Tipping Point Theatre

2015

 “Within Planet Ant’s small black-box confines Jennifer Maiseloff has created a set which subtly conveys Hannah’s worlds. (Interesting that an agoraphobic has walls filled with paintings of steps and corridors leading to – Where?)”  - Amy J. Parrent,  Encore Michigan
 
Kudos go to set designer Jennifer Maiseloff, who creates such a lovely impressionist depiction of natural Michigan beauty that you hardly need Earl to wax poetic about it. When he does so again in the second act, it feels like one Pure Michigan moment too many.
— John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press