First off, we want to thank all of you who worked on and supported our production
of The Service Road, from
the fantastic student crews and dedicated staff at the NYC College of Technology,
to our amazing design team and fabulous cast, to our faithful supporters and
donors: we couldn't have been named New York Times Critics' Pick and
TimeOut NY Best Bet without you (see what reviewers wrote).
We also wish to thank all of you who came out to DUMBO to see the show, and to
apologize to those of you who were turned away: we really wish we could
have accommodated everyone.
After the final performance, the audience came
down to ride the carousel and "picnic" with us in the "park."
We can't speak highly enough of the residency program at the NYC College of
Technology. The school has an arsenal of technology, a militia of expert
professors, and a crack-team of gung-ho students. Be it theater, dance, music,
performance art, or interactive live media, we wholeheartedly recommend the
residency. Visit http://theatreworkscitytech.org/collaborate/ to see if your project is a
good match for the program.
More good news: an article Cory wrote about designing and constructing the
video puppet was accepted for publication in the 2013 United States Institute for
Theater Technology (USITT) Biennial Tech Expo Catalog. The Big Headed Toddler
himself will be displayed at the 2013 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Meet Our Creative Staff
“My role in The Service Road has varied throughout the
production process, with my main contribution coming in the form of a prop, simply
referred to as the carousel. Early on I was involved with implementing and
troubleshooting the video projection system used for the Tree Children and, in
between classes and projects, I collaborated with the prop crew on some of their
projects, including the geese, the big-headed toddler and the ghost dog.
“The carousel was the culmination of my studies in the
Entertainment Technology Department at NYC College of Technology. For this,
a stool, an old patio umbrella, an even older bike, and some metal tubing came
together to form a one-of-a-kind prop that defies categorization – falling
not solely under the jurisdiction of the prop, scenery, lighting, or automation
departments. It is a bicycle pedal-powered carousel, operated in the show
by a carousel operator named Linus (played by Adhesive's Artistic Director, Cory
Einbinder), that spins him in his seat using roller chain, friction-fit to a
timing belt. The mechanics of the system saw many revisions under the
guidance of Technical Director John McCullough, and ultimately married the
found-object style that Cory was looking for with the reliability and safe-operation
necessary for onstage use. The bicycle power is redirected using a 1:1 right
angle drive gear, the bulbs around the umbrella are S6, 6 watt, 120V mini-candelabra
base wired in parallel and the lamp that produces the silhouettes of the carousel
horses on the floor is a Q150CL/DC. One of my biggest challenges was staying
under the $500 budget. The item that put me over budget? The copper bell
that Cory had to have!”
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