October saw Congress vote against theatre, Frederick Douglass inveighing against minstrelsy, a ‘Shuffle Along’ sequel, a gravity-defying musical, and the passing of a genre-defining playwright.
The designer’s friend, colleague, and mentee recalls him as a tirelessly busy, no-fuss genius who cherished real materials and was always ready with a brilliant drawing or model.
With Eugene Lee, Trinity Rep’s founder leader built a true resident theatre and forged a distinct and visceral aesthetic.
At Trinity Rep, Hall built a questing, adventurous theatre and brought a company of actors, and Providence audiences, along with him.
This year’s honorees include costume designers Fred Voelpel and Dede Ayite, scenic designer Eugene Lee, and visual artist Michael Curry.
Colleagues recall the vision and tenacity of one of the American theatre’s essential founders and leaders.
Danny Newman’s German, Eugene Lee’s concrete floor, and Dario Fo, pro and con.
He treats design—from’ Sweeney Todd’ to ‘Saturday Night Live’—as a puzzle to be solved.
How does Adrian Hall run 2 resident companies, Trinity Rep and Dallas Theater Center? With a team of trusted collaborators, for starters.