Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tony Award!

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I want to offer my most sincere congratulations to Christine Jones who won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical.

The musical in question was American Idiot, which started its life at Berkeley Rep. Christine's design was complex, massive, and a huge challenge for our scenic studios. The New York Times called it "both spectacular and scummy" which makes me laugh, because it is such an apt description.

I was in charge of the painted scenery and surface treatments for this show, and, if you see the show on Broadway, you'll be seeing the work done at Berkeley Rep (plus some ingenious additions to make the scenery fit into the current space).

I've been working in theater for a long time, and I've rarely had the pleasure to work with anyone as sharp, delightful, and on-her-game as Christine. Working on her design was a true joy.

9 comments:

Martha said...

Congratulations Lisa! There should be a Tony award for what you do!

Anonymous said...

Huge congratulations to you and your shop. Your hard work made her vision come to life.!

Grinch

Sheila said...

That is amazing! Congratulations!

Tamsyn said...

It was well-deserved! We saw the show in previews and loved it -- everything was amazing, but the set was really spectacular. I was happy to see some of your beautiful set work in person finally. Don't you get a little part of the award for translating her vision into reality? :-)

Kathy M said...

What a great acknowledgment! Congratulations on your success.

Carol said...

Congratulations to you too Lisa! I will have to try to find some photos! Well Done! ;>)

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Carol -- we've been under a sort of "media embargo" on this show, and have been asked not to post photos of the scenery online.

Adrian Ayres Fisher said...

Congratulations for work well done, and others are right, you do deserve a prize, too.

MommaWriter said...

So exciting. Great job to all of you!! I'm sure Christine is brilliant and deserved a Tony for her work, but you've got to have some amazing people to put together someone else's brilliant idea so well. Congratulations!
Stacey

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