—Blue, a Set Design
In collaboration with Kyle Altman. Photos courtesy of the Boston Theater Company.
Written and produced by the Boston Theater Company, “Finish Line: The Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon.” is a new piece of documentary theater. It’s a powerful storytelling performance featuring 10 local actors recounting true stories of inspiration, resilience, and hope during the events of 2013.
We were tasked with designing something in between a traditional set and an installation, which responded to both the abstract nature of the performance and the subject matter. What resulted was a blue cloud of soft material nicknamed, "Blue." Because the space was not a traditional theater, undulating panels created depth, and linear lights were used to emphasize the vertical in elevation; transforming a conventional multipurpose space into a memory.