James and the Giant Peach
American Heritage School
American Heritage Center for the Arts
Design Brief: Capture the essence of the children's book with bright colors and scary silhouette's for the aunts.
Influences: The director and I both took influence from both the original book art, and the style of Tim Burton.
Set pieces: Scenes not inside the Giant Peach happened in front of a mid-stage traveler with small rolling set pieces to suggest the various locations. A crew of middle and high school students ran the show.
Color: Outside of the peach, the colors reflect the gloomy and sad feelings James has toward his current situation with his aunts. While inside of the peach, the colors are warmer and bright, to reflect the happiness and warmth James feels when he is with his new bugs friends
Peach structure: The main peach structure, where the bugs come to life, is a magical place. This is a place where a little boy can play and hide from his scary aunts. I want this set to reflect something a child could play on like a jungle gym, with cozy corners to read, and playful shapes.
Director: Brian Lovejoy
Technical Director: Timothy Dickey
Lighting Designer: Ryan Bible
Costume Designer: Nichole Dickey
Properties Master: Meghan LaLonde