Bent

by Martin Sherman

Mark Taper Forum

Moises Kaufman, Director

2015

set & costume design

Andy Mientus and Patrick Heusinger

Jake Shears

Patrick Heusinger and Ray Baker

Andy Mientus

Hugo Armstrong and Tom Berklund

Charlie Hofheimer and Patrick Heusinger

"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