The Seafarer takes place in a run down basement in a house on the outskirts of Dublin to some characters that curse often and wear their hearts on their sleeves. As Christmas eve continues, a poker game starts with a surprise visitor coming to claim a soul. In capturing the errie atmosphere of this basement: rooms went off to no where, sunken basement widows, shab dressing, devil pitchforks were carved into the broken plaster to foreshadow what would unfold all under a weight of rafter beams held up by jacks. I used subtractive foam carving (plaster stone, and lumber), two tone texture build ups, washes and air sprays to give this room life.
Director: Richard Jay Simon
Scenic Designer, Charge Scenic, Dressing: Sean McClelland
Lighting Designer: Jeff Quinn
TD: Doug Grinn
2009 Carbonell Award Winner