Down A Little Dirt Road With Erin Bregman and Just Theater
Screenprint on laminate flooring, cardboard boxes600ft2 | 2011Project Description A 600ft2 continuous screenprint installed in a small theater as part of the set for Just Theater’s production of Down A Little Dirt Road by Erin Bregman. Designed to completely envelop the room’s floor and part of its wall, the piece was hand printed on commercial vinyl flooring material and secured with gaffer’s tape. Concept The set was designed to enclose the audience in the world of the play, where earthquakes and dreams coalesce in the increasingly fraught psyches of the characters. Imagery for the print was collected from slip-fault diagrams, technical maps, and geological analyses. The images were combined and patterned on the vinyl material one stencil at a time. This was part of my work as the designer of the play’s set, which also featured walls, passageways, and secret chambers fabricated from 150 corrugated boxes.
The SF Chronicle reviews Down A Little Dirt Road here. I will be back soon.
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“Jon Fischer's set of packing-box towers and moving door frames [is] creative.”
“Jon Fischer's set, innovatively using cardboard boxes as both the trembling walls and a sense of the moving and impermanence in Alice and her dad's life, is splendid”
Down A Little Dirt Road ScreenprintBy: Jon Fischer With Assistance From:
- Maddie Pereira
- Jonathan Spector
- Louel Senores
- Erin Bregman
- Molly Gelb