As I sit here in front of the theatre, waiting for someone with the security code to disable the alarm, I have to remind myself that I actaully like to design theatre and this is totally worth it. You see, I am here to discuss aspects of the design. Aspects that were, I assumed, decided long ago. Little did I know that the design decisions weren't mine to make, but instead were mine to suggest.
I don't mind group design, but the collaborators need to know what they are talking about. To be told that I need to use a black scrim so that it can show the lights better makes me sad. Or to have someone suggest that I need to add a little clutter to " break up the clean lines" puckers my asshole. Ah well, I suppse that is just the nature of this beast. It just gets to be frustrating. It is hard to trust these days. Trust that I know what I am talking about. Knowing that, perhaps they do too.