Actor Alan Rickman commented on my set design for Much Ado About Nothing by saying “I haven’t seen a set like this [in this space] since 1950”.  Rickman was impressed by the realistic and the large amount that I was able to put into a space this size.  Walking on stage I wanted people to feel as if they were actually in Messina.   I wanted a very mediterranean feel with walkways and stairways to give the characters varied levels of entrances and exits.  I wanted to give the set a feeling of life with someone always entering or leaving the stage.  Creating the feeling of the constant traffic and motion that a city like this has was very important to me to reflect the story of the play.  

Much Ado About Nothing

Set and Costume Designer: Jennifer Maiseloff

Director: Wilson Milam

GBS Theatre

2008

 

 “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