I’m excited to release the artwork for my first full-season brand — Fabrefaction Theatre Company’s 2012–2013 season. Branded as FTC’s “American Season,” the ’12–’13 season takes Atlanta theatre-goers on a journey through what being an American is all about. Using four colors — red, white, blue, gold (and black) — each poster is based on typographic folksy fair and Americana posters.
Along with these five “Professional Season” productions are four “Young Artist Series” — plays and musicals that give students of all ages the chance to perform. The YAS uses the same colors, but with strong vector icons to represent the individual productions.
The “Young Artist Series” at Fabrefaction Theatre Company gives student of all ages a chance to perform and be involved with the Atlanta theatre community.
The 2012–2013 professional season is based on what it means to be an American. That brand carried over into the YAS artwork utilizing the same colors as the professional series’ artwork. To be more kid-friendly, each show features a vector icon illustration to represent the individual production.
Designed to stimulate the creation of high-quality, new plays for young actors, Waterwell’s New Works Lab at PPAS offers emerging and established playwrights the chance to develop their work with the support of professional directors and designers and a cast of exceptionally talented high school artists. This annual workshop series presents stripped down, actor-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original scripts and roles for student actors. After the workshop, the scripts are published by Playscripts, Inc., listing the PPAS production as the original cast and creative team.
Waterwell’s educational mission is to deliver the highest caliber theatre training available to young artists in the nation. Central to that mission is preparing students to be full participants in their profession and to make their own contributions to the canon of new American plays.
Something I never thought I’d say: I love designing for opera.
Working with Dr. Jon Truitt on the posters for the Schmidt Opera Series has been a true joy. It’s provided me with a lot of opportunity to reimagine these great works of art for a modern audience of college students.
TRIAL BY JURY is the latest in the Schmidt Opera Series. Using my own photos shot on a Pentax K1000 in Dublin, I paired it with a hot-pink stencil/graffiti-esque paint job for the title typography.
NOTHING IS THE END OF THE WORLD (EXCEPT FOR THE END OF THE WORLD)
by Bekah Brunstetter
directed by Stephen Brackett
In the near-distant future, an NYC charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students. The social experiment becomes a reality show and suddenly priorities and moralities turn inside-out as the AI’s try to integrate and everyone tries to survive junior year. High school dramedy meets invasion sci-fi in this new dark new play by one of theater’s boldest new voices.
National Theatre Conservatory Class of 2012′s FLEURS DU MAL, in collaboration with Robert Davidson. Denver, Colo.
The movement training at the NTC is based on low-flying trapeze. FLEURS DU MAL was the culmination of months of work by the Class of 2012 consisting of the poetry of Charles Beaudelaire told only through movement and trapeze.