by Lauren Gunderson
Director: Monica Hayes
Scenic: Jennifer Glass
Costumes: Mason Baria
Sound: Tristan King
KCACTF Region 4 SETC/David Weiss Award Runner up
The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson is about how women can carry their strength and feminity in different ways in an attempt to bring about justice in their world. Set during the Reign of Terror, none of these women find justice in their own lives, yet each of them had an impact on the world that they left behind.
I wanted to show a distinct difference through the lighting between the harsh, violent, reality that they are surrounded with, and the comforting safety of Olympe's study where they all can converse freely.
This production was produced entirely remotely due to COVID-19 guidelines. Costumes, set pieces, green screens, lights, and other streaming equipment were sent to the actors' homes, from which each performance was live-streamed.
These are all examples of the actor's lighting set ups. Although I gave them an initial template to follow, adjustments had to be made to each set up as each space had unique challenges that needed to be overcome.
As I could not be present at any of the actors' homes due to covid guidelines, I depended on each of them to set up and change their lighting between each scene.
Although this play was produced virtually, it was originally conceptualized to be in-person. These virtual renderings were created to portray the scenic designer's original design for the set, as well as my initial ideas for lighting.