I choose to use an unconventional metal floor for this production primarily to enhance the sound of items being dragged across it. I also liked the metal floor’s color, reflection and it’s similarity to water. Meat hooks held the school chairs aloft in the background a foreshadowing of how dangerous the lives of the virginal young students were becoming. A blackboard helped change the location and kept the idea and sense of space. I utilized the drab, institutional and cold environment to help contrast the sexually charged and violent transformation of the female lead that happened in the foreground. Nothing from the set or Ursula was truly grounded in reality.
Set and Costume Designer: Jennifer Maiseloff
Director: Melanie Jessop
John Gielgud Theatre
“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