List of Items

24 Hour Play Festival – Lighting Design

Lighting Design in Under 24 Hours

50s-60s Coca-Cola Bottles

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 Instant Coffee was used as an alternative to actual soda for the tour to make things simpler for the actor-only tour company while on the rural tour-route.

Aluminum Cavalry Swords

Henry IV Part 1 | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 Step One: Cutting Out the Blade Step Two: Threading the Aluminum Rod Step Three: Brazing the Rod to the Blade Step Four: Forming the Guard/Knuckle-bow Step Five: Assembly Step Six: Into Battle! Sword in background is the original, sword worn in front is… Continue Reading →

Bagatelle Set Dressing

Bagatelle | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019   Scenic Design by Jeni O’Malley

Bagatelle’s Armchair

Bagatelle | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019  

Belt Mug Loops

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Scrap Leather, Leather Dye, Rivets, Waxed Thread, Leather Cord, Buttons

Bible Safe

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 Sir Hugh Evans Bible that doubles as a book safe for his pistol.

Bleeding Bone Knife

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017   Renfield cut Dr. Seward’s arm with this jaw bone knife. As he did this, blood poured out of the hole and ran down the blade, which Renfield then licked off. Materials: Cow Jaw Bone, Mod-Podge, Clear Tubing, Plastic Bag, Hot Glue

Bleeding Rat

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017 The rat was modified to hold a small compressed blood pack, which allowed the actor to bite the head of the rat, piercing the blood pack. Materials: Fake rat, film canister, hot glue  

Blood Transfusion Kit

Victorian Blood Transfusion Device

Buck Basket

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 The Giant Buck (Laundry) Basket for Falstaff to Sneak Away In Plan A (which did not work) My plan was to use aluminum flat-bar to help keep the basket lightweight since the jute rug itself was quite heavy. Unfortunately it did not hold… Continue Reading →

Contract Cover

Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Diploma Cover, Silver Sharpie, Resume Paper, Mod-Podge

Dead Man’s Cell Phone – Scenic Design

AutoCAD Drawings and Scale Model

Death Versus Edgar Allan Poe

Death challenges Edgar Allan Poe to a game of chess.

Dr. Fish Spa – Faux Neon Sign

Cambodian Rock Band | Victory Gardens Theater | April 2019  

Dracula – Costume Design

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017 Renfield Seward Van Helsing Harker Dracula Lucy Mina

Dracula – Lighting Design

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017 The lighting accentuated the fantastical elements of the play, using shadows to conceal and highlight the overarching presence of Dracula.

Dracula – Scenic Design

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017   The set’s concept combined skeletal elements with traditional Victorian design. The Asylum is reminiscent of the interior of a violin, the upper castle level and bedroom incorporated bone imagery in the railings and framing, respectively.  

Dracula Poster

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017

Drinks & Table

Magnetic Drink Tables for Assembly Balls

Dutch Masters Blunt

Dutch Masters | Jackalope Theatre Company | March 2019 “Smokable” Blunt Rig Gaff Tape Sleeve allows vape pen to be removed for charging and refilling. Real Dutch Master Cigar split and rolled into blunt on stage and switched out with slight-of-hand. Materials: Smok Vape Pen and E-fluid; Paper, Gaff Tape; Oregano

Dutch Masters Set Dressing (& Destruction)

Dutch Masters | Jackalope Theatre Company | March 2019 Before Fight During/After Fight Fight Choreography by Rachel Flesher

Fairy Tapers

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 Candles used by the “Fairies” to fool and burn Falstaff Making the Candle Fitting the Lights Diffusion gel was fitted around the LED corn bulb in the shape of a flame. In Action!

Faux New York Times Cover

Dutch Masters | Jackalope Theatre Company | March 2019 Reconfigured Front Page of New York Times Mod-Podge Newsprint Method Final Results

Finishing School Chairs

The Finishing School | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019 Before   During   After  

Flintlock Pistol Holsters

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018   Materials: Scrap Leather, Leather Dye, Waxed Thread, Rivets

Footlight Shells

Bagatelle & The Finishing School | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019 Seven Low Budget Footlight Shells Materials: Paper, Wood Glue, Spray Paint, Acrylic Paint

Garden Shrubbery

Garden Bench Shrubbery at Pemberly

Grandfather Clock with Sugar Glass Pane

Dutch Masters | Jackalope Theatre Company | March 2019 Grandfather Clock Construction (Made mostly from scrap wood) Glass Pane  

Greek Letter Sweater

Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society Sweater | April 2018  

Hercules Club

Nine Worthies – Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Tee-ball Bat, Softball, Epoxy

House of Dr. Caius

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019 Closet Trunk A custom made trunk that served as a closet and hiding place for Sir Hugh. Desk Trunk A vintage steamer trunk reconfigured to serve as a desk and vanity for Dr. Caius.   Scenic Design by Mike Salazar

Immortal Beloved

Three Copies of the Immortal Beloved Letter in the Original German

Iron Lawn Throne

Iron Throne for your Lawn

Lanterns

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Removable Lanterns Materials: 1/2″ Plywood, Aluminum Flat Bar, Screws, Wood Glue, Camp Lanterns, Magnetic Tap, Theatrical Lighting Gel (Diffusion and Amber), Acrylic Paint, Lacquer Permanent Lanterns

Lion’s Courage Medal

“Awarded for Courage!”

Love’s Labour’s Lost Letters

Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Show Photos Coming Soon King Ferdinand to Princess – Love Letter Dumain to Katherine – Love Letter Biron (Berowne) to Rosaline – Love Letter Armado to Jaquenetta – Love Letter King of France to King Ferdinand Longaville to Maria – Love Letter Envelope

Montano’s Scabbard

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Leather, Leather Dye, Waxed Thread, Rivets, Metal Sheets, Epoxy, Leather Adhesive, Acrylic Paint, Clear Lacquer

Navarre Banner

Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Black Duck Cloth, Green Fabric, Silver Puff Paint, Silver Embroidery Thread, Snap Tape Banner Seal also designed by Nova *Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Nine Worthies Armor

Nine Worthies – Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Modified Fake Armor, Modified Fencing Mask, Modified Quilt Tunic, Laurel, License Plates, Zip Ties, Spray Paint, Fabric Paint, Sash, Velcro *Alexander Helmet & Shield and Pompey Sword not made by me. Show Photos by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Othello Calvary Sabre Ornamentation

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018     Materials: Liquid Gold Leaf, Acrylic Paint, Misc Jewelry Pieces, Lacquer, Epoxy

Othello Letters

Othello | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Kraft-tex Paper, Rit Dye, Ink, Sealing Wax

Oz Tree Stump

The Tree Stump where Tin Man was found.

Pride & Prejudice Mantle Place

Mantle Set Dressing

Professor Marvel’s Fire

Professor Marvel’s Fire and Camp

Queen’s Birthday Cake

Opening Ceremony | Sterling Renaissance Festival | Summer 2016 Her Majesty’s birthday cake accidentally being pushed into the baker’s face. Materials: Round box, sand for weight, joint compound, sealant, fake flowers, whipped cream, food coloring.

Rapier Repair and Re-Gripping

Freelance for The Mis-Adventurers | Summer 2018   The original parts of this rapier were glued together to hold them in place, but after use everything was wobbling. Repaired Quillon Block to hold blade in place without any wobbling. New Grip to prevent spinning with leather and wire wrap. Back to the Mis-Adventurer to continue… Continue Reading →

Renaissance Festival Costumes

Summer 2018 Shirt, Pants, Hat, and Goblet Holster

Rokerthon Light Hang

Rokerthon 2017 – Load-in/out

Screen Wall

Boeing Boeing | SUNY Oswego | November 2017 Construction of two identical “screen” walls. Scenic Designers: Ola Kraszpulska and Megan Lee Twamley

Seal of the President of the United States

Truman & the Birth of Israel | Greenhouse Theatre Center | October 2018 Cutting Out Pieces Mounting Finished Seal

Selected Signage

Selected Signage from Sterling Renaissance Festival

Skull Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

Space Pirate Dagger

The Dagger of one Space Pirate from Planet Penzance.

Sparking Electric Shock Device

Cambodian Rock Band | Victory Gardens Theater | April 2019 Functional Sparking “Torture” Device How I Made It:        

Stephen Hawking Bust

Love’s Labour’s Lost | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2018 Materials: Spray Foam, Easy Flo 120 Plastic Resin, Acrylic Paint, Velcro, 1/4″ Plywood, Foamboard

Strawberry Milkshake

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

The Bennet’s Loveseat

Re-upholstered Loveseat for the Bennet Family.

The Broom of the Wicked Witch of the West

The Wicked Witch’s Broom

The Buck Stops Here! – Desk Sign

Truman & the Birth of Israel | Greenhouse Theatre Center | October 2018 Recreation of President Harry S. Truman’s famous desk sign saying “The Buck Stops Here!”

The Evening News

The Evening News – February 12th, 1947

The Montana Standard

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

The Pumpkin King – 1585

Jack Skellington The Pumpkin King visits Warwickshire, England 1585.

The Remaining Digit of Thorndike Draper

The widow, Rose Draper, holds the remaining digit of her dear departed husband, Thorndike Draper.

The Roasted Piglet

Fake Roasted Pig Centerpiece

Tiny Ship

A Tiny Ship sails through Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prisoner Files

Cambodian Rock Band | Victory Gardens Theater | April 2019  

Victorian Blood Transfusion Apparatus

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017 This device was used to perform two ‘live’ blood transfusions. The blood would flow from a funnel and tube on the other side of the bedroom wall, into a latex piece on the donor’s arm. The end of this tube was sealed, but when stabbed with the needle… Continue Reading →

Victorian Oil Lamp

Bagatelle | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019     Light Fixture made by Master Electrician Neal Javenkoski

Warwick Inn Bakery

The Bakery of one Dennis Plimswood, the Baker of Warwickshire.

Wicked Witch of the West’s Hourglass

After the Original Hourglass was accidentally knocked over, I remade it with plastic soap bottles and red sand. 

Windsor Diner Neon Sign

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

Winkie Soldier Staffs

Wicked Witch’s Winkie Soldier’s Staffs – 10 Total

Xeniathan! Monster

Black & White Movie Monster

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