Cambodian Rock Band | Victory Gardens Theater | April 2019
Functional Sparking “Torture” Device
How I Made It:
Dutch Masters | Jackalope Theatre Company | March 2019
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
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 ‘blood’ would flow through the device and to the receiver’s needle (which was closed to stop the flow).
Materials: Amber Bottle, Latex Tubing, Plumbing Fittings, Two-way Valve, Oven-bake Clay, Acrylic Paint, Flavor Injector Needles, Clear Tubing, Hot Glue
The ‘cut’ tube was fitted over itself, making it a single length of tube for the first transfusion. In Act II, this modification allowed Dracula to cut the tube and drink from the device.
Pride & Prejudice | SUNY Oswego | Spring 2017
Materials: Magnets, Found Tables, Steel Sheets, Spray Paint
Two drink tables with plastic glassware filled with fake champagne were carried out by actors during a 10 second scene change. In order to decrease the likely hood of spilling and/or breaking glass, I found convincing plasticware, glued industrial magnets to the bases, and screwed steel sheets to the tops of the tables.
The champagne was a mixture of white grape juice and seltzer (to make any stains easier to remove).