A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Moorpark College 2017
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The core concept of this set is the dirty realism of a French Quarter home that has past its glory days.  Once it was brightly colored and well tended, but the harsh weather, and somewhat neglectful lifestyle of those who have lived here over the years has reduced it to what we see now.  It is not thrashed, but it is worn.  Additionally I approached some of this as if from the view points of the two main characters Blanche and Stella.  Blanche is repulsed by the place, so I wanted her to be able to see the wear and tear, the ill-tended courtyard, the smoke stains on the wall, the tarnished brick, and everything else.  Additionally, I chose to set the “street level” upstage right a few steps up from the courtyard, so one had to literally descend into this place from the main street area.  At the same time, this is Stella’s home, and she loves and cares about it, even though it is meager, so there are touches here and there that make it that home, and there is care given to make sure it is not just a mess, but is a lived in home.  Bits of color and tailored design elements, where there could just be more dilapidation, as well as practical lighting fixtures throughout the set, hopefully help to illustrate that fact that this is a beautiful place too… if only deep down…