BLACKBIRD

BLACKBIRD   Set Design | Rogue Machine Theatre

LA WEEKLY AWARD – Set Design

“Directed with remarkable concentration by Robin Larsen, the production takes place in a nondescript lounge of a cold, uninviting company. Stephanie Kerley Schwartz's set, spilling over with lunchroom detritus, suggests the emotional garbage that Una and Ray are still wading through.”

—LOS ANGELES TIMES,Charles McNulty

“Stephanie Kerley Schwartz knows how to finesse a set with absolute precision and realism as is the case here.”

—EYESPY LA,MR Hunter

“[Blackbird] is basically a small play, and it is more comfortable in the tiny space of Theatre/Theater, gracefully configured by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz's eerily realistic break room.”

—THEATRE LOS ANGELES,Harvey Perr

“...We have the advantage of being inside the room with them. Indeed, because Stephanie Kerley Schwartz's scenic design in Theatre/Theatre's smaller space is so utterly realistic, it seems almost as if chairs and risers had been added to a preexisting factory room, and not the other way around.”

—STAGE SCENE LA, Steven Stanley

“How fitting that this confrontation takes place in such a filthy room. We are in the break room of Ray's new job, a room filled with garbage, exposed conduit, and dirty walls and floors. This is a room, we are told, were no one cleans up - not even the janitor. Scenic designer Stephanie Kerley Schwartz provides a dimensional, naturalistic set in a very small black box space. It is a box set that does not feel like a box set. Overall, the design work is by far the most unified this reviewer has seen in Los Angeles.”

—STAGE HAPPENINGS,Andrew Moore

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