The Last Goodbye • World Premiere Production

 
 

Client: Michael Kimmel, Creator, Writer + Director
Date: August 7, 2010 Opening Night
Venue: Williamstown Theater Festival, Nikos Stage

 

For the world premiere stage production of The Last Goodbye, a Musical Adaptation of Romeo & Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley, I worked as the Production Designer, collaborating with Michael Kimmel - the project's creator, writer + director. Our aim was to anchor the raw emotion and reckless abandon of Shakespeare's teenage lovers in the visceral and gritty reality of Jeff Buckley's New York City - the East Village, the Bowery and the Lower East Side of the late 1990's.

 

Act I, Sc 1. Street Fight. "Eternal Life." Photo by Charles Erickson.