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Terra Nova

Start Time: 5:30

End Time: 6:51

Production Report # 1
Meeting Date: 10.14.15
Space:
Lauritsen/Skype

Personnel In Attendance :
Erin Wallace, Scott Koenig, Mindi Bishop, Todd Teagarden, Dustin Gibson
General Notes:
 Great Meeting! I hope to see you all at our next production meeting Tuesday,
October 20th at 5pm EST, 4pm CT
 Any dramaturgical questions? Email Tesia, we have dramaturgs!
Set:

Dustin will try if possible to work on existing image by curving edges.
Curved edges by stapling fabric on the ground and coming up over the
structures.
 Fabric covering floor to tops of structures with fabric will be connecting to
make them look like snow drifts not icebergs.
 Sloped, very little steps.
 Raked ramp on stage left side where it can be walked up instead of stepped
up.
 Everything will be sloped or walked up onto.
 Dustin will do individual drawing of each of these pieces and send them to
Scott and Erin.
 Dustin can draw it as a topographical map is drawn
Entrances
 Erin has asked for more entrances, and more playing space in center.
 Entrances are from far stage left and far stage right of large upstage
structures, one is further only one entry point in the center. Dustin can add
more.
 Can we get at least 2 stage left of center?
 This will help create the journey. Can there be plenty of space center so they
can go further out?
Tent
 Tent will be set up in different areas on stage.
 Half of a tent is fine, to be representative. Can be measured once ground plan
is received
 Dustin will resend image to Todd.
 Focusing on stage left and right of center, not wing space.
 Stage left and stage right entrances can have small openings
 The tent in 90⁰ South movie is the idea
 Should be simple and easy to put up, and will have no front
 The poles will connect up top, fabric will be draped over

 Charcoal-colored fabric will be used
 Dustin will send drawings
Duck Cloth
 Duck cloth will be used to cover the mounds
 Scott priced duck cloth, 72 in wide, 8oz duck natural is around $5 a yard.
Paint
 Danielle has a paint crew
 Some kind of paint elevation may be needed
 Erin would like a sheen in the paint that doesn’t look like a glitter bomb
 Dustin will send Danielle some different paint options
Sled
 Erin doesn’t mind the design, would like for them to be able to struggle with
it and it not roll.
 Can we get an odometer and thermometer on the sled?
 The rails of the sled will be on the ground and the weight will be carried on
the wheels
 The rails are built, as is the curve on the front
 The wheels are covered, it will not look like a sled on a platform
 Scott will send Dustin pictures
 Wheels can be wrapped in tape to dilute sound, rubber casters can also be
purchased
 Will be used as table during dinner scene, no place settings needed, just
flowers for the middle
 Crates will be removed to offer a flat surface, tablecloth will be placed on top
 Construction on crates has begun,

Props:
 Scott and Dustin will be responsible for acquiring props
 Danielle has offered her assistance as well. (as much as she is able).
 Tripod-wooden with flat surface, theodolite and bust get set on top
 If sextant and theodolite can be made, and look realistic, let’s do it.
 Dustin has research images, theodolite and sextant look similar.
 Add Union Jack and pole to props list
Costumes:
 Mindi will be making everything for the Englishmen
 Tunics and scrub pants will be made out of duck cloth
 Colors will be medium tan or dark brown. Brownish-green or khaki colors may
also be used
 Rabbit skins for gloves have come in
 Fur coat for Amundsen was found in the shop, Mindi will make corresponding

hood
 The 4 englishmen will have tailcoats for the dinner scene, Amundsen’s will be
light grey
 Kathleen will be in bright pastel colors
 At the end of act 1 Kathleen will be wearing a pink dress with a lace overlay,
fabric will come from Lowes, has scallops on the bottom.
 Mindi will speak to Katelyn about undergarments or the lack thereof in this
period
 Katelyn will wear Pride and Prejudice style corset to help with posture
 Casey’s costume will be rigged for a quick change
 Cooling packs will be integrated into costumes, we have sweaty men.
Hair/Make-up:
 How much time will we have to get them developed into their frostbite?
 Gloves a possibility, Hayden’s could be looser to allow for his makeup
underneath
 During the dream sequence, no makeup will be taken off.

Sound:

There will be a lot of sound

Lots of overlapping sound.

Tuesday, Scott will have sounds to play with at rehearsal, these can be
modified as we go
Lighting:
 Ice can be lit from within
 Scene projector, fairly inexpensive, can look like water, fire etc.
 Todd will look into this and find the cost
 Gels left from this summer can be used
 Erin would like for the southern lights could start US then dance around
closer to the edge
 Daytime scenes will have a leaf pattern
 London scenes: warm tones
 Antarctic: cool tones
 Can there be a pool of light Center stage and right and left of center?
 Side lighting is also an option
 Erin has specific ideas for specific moments. Other than that, Todd feel free to
play.
 Todd can hang lights
 Todd, if you anticipate wanting a crew (even if it’s a crew of 1) please let us
know when you will be needing it and we will make it happen.
Stage Manager: Tesia Childs (980)-285-4765