Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Noises Off Set

The fall play at TC Williams this year is Noises Off, a British comedy involving pairs of lovers and a lot of in/out of doors. The leadership group was asked to bring set designs, but I was the only one to have a defined idea. I use Adobe Sketch to think out my ideas based on reading the script. The set needs to rotate to show a front of the play within play set and in the second act the rear of the set to show the personal interactions of the players. It also needed to be two stories. And multiple steps. Here's the first take.

An early model.
With imputes and refinement from all the developed plan being constructed.

 Finished front side.
Finished rear side.
Backstage at the first 10 minute intermission.

Here's an edited version of the turn. It takes a bit more than 5 minutes in real time. (You'll have to copy/paste the youtube address, blogger is being sticky.)

There are three more shows...Thursday Nov. 15, Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17 at 7:30PM.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Remembering Donna 1960

As we brace for Florence’s arrival I’m remembering Donna in 1960.

  • Hurricane Donna--Had a very erratic path in the summer of 1960 that started in the Caribbean, then went to the Florida Keys, then into the Gulf of Mexico, where it would make a turn to the north and make a second landfall over Florida at Fort Myers. It continued northeastward across the Florida Peninsula, and moved back out into the Atlantic near Daytona Beach. Not done yet, Donna headed up the East Coast, and made another landfall at Topsail Island, North Carolina. It then finished its trip by heading into New England, and a final landfall across Long Island. At its peak, Donna had wind gusts ranging between 175 and 200 mph, a minimum central pressure of 27.46 inches, and a 13 foot storm surge. Its total damage cost was over one billion 1960 United States dollars while Donna left 50 people dead.  
I wrote about her landfall in Elberon when my home burned.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Thru the Years

Fifty-two years ago

  A good family

A good life together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Happy Birthday Mom
 Miss you Dad

Remembering two  March 7ths

Friday, February 23, 2018

Peter 2/23 Mom 2/23

Its been a year. Here's a bit of his life, the things and people he loved.
Canada 1960

State College 1967
Cape Cod 1967
Elberon 1967
State College 1968
Cape Cod 1969

 Alexandria 1970
Garfield Terrace 1972

Trip to Dominican Republic


In the Garden 2011
 Scholarship Fund Gala with Justin and Sue
 Holden and Annie

  Linda 2012
Ready for France 2012

Outer Banks 2013
We are Penn State

Alexandria 2017

It is also the date my mom died.

photo by Townson