A TRIO OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
August 2023 - April 2024
Ellie Stevens and Jake
The demands of three very different plays and locations had to be accommodated in a single set design. It also had to be easily tourable to venues from Scotland to Southampton.
The five moving flats and doors allowed for quick alterations to the playing space. Characters moved from feeling trapped to standing on the precipice of a wide open country in reality or in their mind.
Costumes and props helped to set the era of each play which were all performed as written to understand their historical context.
A psychiatrists’ office, 1950s America.
In attempting to cope with her husband’s death, She, seeks answers from her psychiatrist and ‘the bottle’ whilst struggling to differentiate between fantasy and reality.
Talk to me like the rain and let me listen:
A studio flat, 1930’s New York.
In economic depression, a couple find themselves in a cycle of deprivation. They have ravaged appearances and the scene between them is one of eternal repetition where emotional content is worn out and they live in the acceptance of something hopelessly inalterable.
27 Wagons Full of Cotton:
Farm Cottage, 1933, Blue Mountain Mississippi.
A cotton gin down the road mysteriously burns down. In desperate financial times, it appears that the rules of business are different. Do two wrongs make a right?
A dysfunctional relationship centres this disturbing look at the escalation of an abusive relationship.