I designed the stage backdrop cloth for our school’s production of “Annie” this spring. With the help of some very capable and wonderful student and parent volunteers, we got my design on the backdrop cloth in record time, and even re-organized the city scape quite a bit. The black and white coloration is supposed to be representative of the old “Annie” comic strips in the newspapers from the teens through the ’30s in the last century. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but while the buildings and the moon are filled in with white paint, the sky is only primed; when backlit, it looks something like newsprint paper, and allows some light to pass through it.
My first backdrop completed. I guess I’m now a theatrical designer.