Fiddler on the Roof

Star Theatre, Kittery Maine, April 2017
Patrick Dorow Productions
Set Design by Rachel Neubauer
Photos by Alyssa Almeida Duncan Photography

Lots of challenges involving overhead space on this project! Real (dead) trees, hanging incandescent bulbs, and the emblematic "roof" all posed issues for the lighting. Still, I was able to get a natural breakup effect across the stage by using the trees to my advantage.

One proud moment: after dress rehearsal, the production team still had not solved how and where to light our "fiddler," as there was no structural roof and no real musician. I came up with the back-lit Fiddler on a Cyc solution at the 11th hour.

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