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Video: Backstage with the Design Team

Date posted: 18 Aug 2021Author: STC

While we’re missing the stage and being in the theatre with you, we’re keen to share and celebrate some of the behind-the-scenes artistry by the incredible workers at STC. Discover the brilliant creations of our artisans - costumiers, milliners, props makers, scenic artists, and more - working to bring exceptional theatrical worlds to life. See their vision from the drawing board to the most intimate details realised in the workshop.

 

SET DESIGN | TAKE A TOUR OF THE SET OF HOME I'M DARLING 

STC Production: Home, I’m Darling

Watch as stars Andrea Demetriades and Anthony Taufa take you through a tour of the exquisite set designed by Genevieve Blanchett.

COSTUMES | A RUFF GUIDE FOR MARY STUART 

STC Production: Mary Stuart

The striking, elaborate Elizabethan ruffs are the defining feature of the mens’ costumes in STC’s production of Mary Stuart, designed by Mel Page. Each of the seven ruffs featured in the show was painstakingly designed and created over the course of a few weeks by the STC costume department, under the direction of expert milliner, Rick McGill.

COSTUMES | HARP IN THE SOUTH WITH RENÉE MULDER

STC Production: The Harp in the South

Travel back in time to Ruth Park’s timeless Australian trilogy brought to life by a carnival of characters and period costumes. Designer Renée Mulder, takes us through the costume department and the process of designing and realising the costumes for The Harp in the South.

SET DESIGN | AFTER DINNER WITH ALICIA CLEMENTS

STC Production: After Dinner

Alicia Clements made her STC debut as the designer on Andrew Bovell's classic comedy, After Dinner. Set in a suburban pub bistro on a Friday night in the late 80s, After Dinner offers up a lot for a designer to work with.

SETS AND COSTUMES | PINOCCHIO

STC Production Pinocchio

Discover the colourful and eclectic Pinocchio as designer Jonathon Oxlade takes us through the journey on stage from the set transformations, the friends to the foes and most importantly the NOSE. 

PROPS DEPARTMENT | MAKING MACARONS FOR CYRANO 

STC Production: Cyrano de Bergerac

For our production of Cyrano de Bergerac, our workshop was transformed into a traditional French patisserie… well, almost. Watch our pastry chef, Josef, preparing today’s batch of macarons. They’re very light.

PROPS DEPARTMENT | PUPPETRY IN STORM BOY

STC Production: Storm Boy

An inside look into the development of the three distinctly different pelicans – Mr Percival, Mr Ponder and Mr Proud; Storm Boy Puppetry Director Peter Wilson talks about creating intelligent, idiosyncratic characters and the exciting direction of puppet theatre.