Antigone dives into tech this weekend, and today we bring you a photoblog of some candid shots from the process:
Tad Janes* cuts foam shapes to give the walls and arches of the set some terrain.
Director Julie Herber* uses a dutching technique on the set to create a stony texture to the catacombs.
Technical director Doug Grove* has lead the construction of the set, including the installation of 7 monitors within caverns in the walls of the catacombs. The tall stone towers in the background, built by Joann Lee*, are both lightweight and modular, making for easy, fast creation of set pieces onstage.
Carey Rausch* records light cues during a scene.
The cast, (R to L) Bill Stitely, Joe Jalette, Reiner Prochaska*, Karen Paone*, Ashley Hall*, and Devin Gaither* run lines together before working on a scene.
“Let’s run that again!” – the chorus prepares for the closing movement piece while sound designer Tom Majarov* prepares the sound board.
Director Julie Herber* demonstrates the choreography for the choral scene before the climactic moment of the play.
Antigone opens at the MET with a $5 preview night next Thursday, March 22nd at 8pm, followed by opening night on Friday, 3/23. Saturday 3/24 there will be a reception after the show where patrons can meet the cast. Ticket sales have been coming in at a rapid pace, so be sure to buy yours in advance! Call the MET box office at 301-694-4744 or order online here. We hope you’ll join us!
Photos by Vanessa Strickland* and Doug Grove*
* – indicates MET company member