Bent

by Martin Sherman
Mark Taper Forum
Moises Kaufman, Director
2015
set & costume design

Berlin Apartment
Patrick Heusinger and  Andy Mientus

Transition to the Cabaret
Jake Shears and Tom Berklund

Cabaret
Jake Shears

Cabaret
Brionne Davis, Matthew Carlson, Jake Shears, Jonathan B. Wright, and Wyatt Fenner

Dressing Room
Jake Shears, Andy Mientus, Patrick Heusinger, and company

Train
Patrick Heusiner, Brionne Davis, Tom Berklund, Andy Mientus, and company

Concentration Camp
Hugo Armstrong, Brian Slaten, and company

Concentration Camp
Patrick Heusinger, Charlie Hofheimer, and Wyatt Fenner

Concentration Camp
Patrick Heusinger and Charlie Hofheimer

Coda

"Making canny use of Beowulf Boritt's stark and nimble set."        ~Charles McNulty, LA Times

 

"Beowulf Boritt's scenic design is simultaneously functional and engrossing with its enormous plank-like mini-stage that rises up to form an electric fence at the camp and big open dark space surrounding the actors at all times. He is also responsible for the fine costuming."                ~Don Grigware, Broadway World LA


" Beowulf Boritt’s elemental, implied sets (his “electrified fence” proves particularly effective)."      ~ Frances Baum Nicholson, LA Daily News


" Throughout the play, Beowulf Boritt's cleverly designed background grid with a repeating pattern suggests half-swastikas, train tracks or an electrified fence. The stage functions as a mobile, stripped-down set piece before morphing into a looming, malevolent presence. "                         ~Jenny Lower, LA Weekly


"Moises Kaufman’s exemplary direction and outstanding minimalist design by Beowulf Boritt elevate an alternately harrowing and poignant  play ... A riser makes a stage upon the stage where just enough threadbare furnishings suggest a cheap flat in 1930’s Berlin."    ~ Jordan Riefe, Hollywood Reporter


"The collaboration between lighting designer Justin Townsend, set and costume designer Beowolf Boritt, and sound designer Cricket S. Myers in the creation of a backdrop, that is simultaneously hauntingly beautiful and terrifying, is inspired."    ~ Anthony Byrnes, KCRW Radio








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