Working

Adapted from the book by Studs Terkel

by Stephen Schwartz & Nina Faso

Gordon Greenberg, Director

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, Florida

The Old Globe, San Diego

The Broadway Theater, Chicago

Set by Beowulf Boritt

Projections by Beowulf Boritt & Aaron Rhyne

2008-2011

Photos courtesy Asolo Repertory Theatre - photos by Frank Atura & J. Rodriguez ©2008

Preshow

All The Live Long Day

Darrin Baker & Company

I Could've Been

Danielle Lee Greaves & Liz McCartney

Opening

All the Live Long Day

Something To Point To

Delivery

Old Globe Theatre, San Diego

See That Building

Marie-France Arcilla, Nehal Joshi , Danielle Lee Greaves, Donna Lynne Champlin, Adam Monley and Wayne Duvall

Broadway Theatre, Chicago

Delivery

Barbara Robertson, Gene Weygrandt, Emjoy Gavino, Juan Gabriel Ruiz, Michael Mahler and E. Faye Butler

"On Beowulf Boritt's set, dominated by a three-story structure with four dressing rooms and a third-floor area for Mark Hartman's band, the actors frequently go through their transformations in full view of the audience, with the help of stage hands and dressers."

~Jay Handelman, Daily Variety

"Scenic designer Beowulf Boritt's conceit is to have dressing rooms that double as cubicles, with musicians in partial view occupying the upper-tier corners."

~Charles McNulty, LA Times

"This is largely accomplished by Beowulf Boritt's worker bee-like set. There are nine large cubicles in stacked platform on stage ---- think of the opening of "The Brady Bunch." Each cubicle is its own stage. One cubicle houses the live band and another the stage manager calling the show's cues. Boritt's set sounds rigid, but it's quite flexible. A scrim in front and in back of the set become projection screens. Hundreds of workers' photos are displayed on it, but it's also breathtaking when the entire back becomes flames while a fireman talks about his profession."

~Patricia Morris Buckley, The North County Times

"Beowulf Boritt's two-level industrial set gives us the dressing rooms of the show's six performers, and we are reminded that actors are tremendous physical laborers as well as artists who can magically transform themselves. In addition, an opening setup puts Studs' reel-to-reel tape recorders (the essential tool of his trade) in full view."

~Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

"Beowulf Boritt's set is designed to frame the people to preserve everyone's dignity, emphasize truth, and stay out of the way of Studs and his workers."

~Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune