Our Lady of 121st Street

Our Lady of 121st Street was a fast-paced play requiring multiple locations, all in the context of Spanish Harlem. Because of my close proximity to NYC, I conducted my own visual research of the neighborhood with my camera. This research trip had a direct influence on my design, which featured a landscape of illuminated signs to establish a sense of this unique neighborhood, while spinning walls changed the interior locations between scenes. Both the scene shop and electrics class students worked together to help illuminate a variety of nine signs with the use of light bulbs, light rope and tape, plexi-glass light boxes, and faux neon.

Playwright: 
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: 
Kashi Johnson
Lighting Designer: 
Sue Ragusa
Costume Designer: 
Rebecca Osborne
Student(s): 
Elizabeth Frino, Assistant Scenic Designer
Venue : 
Diamond Theatre, Lehigh University