Phillip Franck

 

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

February 2016

 

Director: Rebecca Martinez

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Liam Kaas-Lentz

 

Our production of this piece demanded an unusual audience configuration to facilitate audience discussion, and a stage that would support informative scenes, theatrical reveals, and dance.

 

The Winslow Boy

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

Februrary 2014

 

Director: Jon Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Jessica Ayers

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Set in London during the build up to World War I, this set was inspired by period research into London homes of the time. Unusually for Neely, we arranged the space into an end stage configuration.

 

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

October 2013

 

Director: Leah Lowe

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Paul Carrol Binkley

 

Bearing in mind the very limited backstage space in Neely, the set was designed with 5 wagon/flat units which were reconfigured to create the various locations in the play, each of which were dressed with  specific furniture.

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

April 2011

 

Director: Terryl Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Inspired by the Cubism Picasso was working on during the time period of the play, the Paris cafe featured fragmented walls that could disappear when the Visitor arrives and causes the roof to disappear.

 

Beauty Queen of Leenane

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

October 2009

 

Director: Jon Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

A main goal in the design of this set was to create a feeling of entrapment for the characters through low ceilings, a small space, and a single window. The short door was inspired by visual research into Irish homes.

 

A Doll's House

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

April 2001

 

Director: Jon Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Matt Jordan

 

This set was inspired by the watercolor paintings of Swedish artist Carl Larsson. "Hiding secrets in the light" was a  phrase used by the director to describe the sort of environment he sought for the play, along with a sense of entrapment for Nora.

Lighting & Scenic Design, Photography

 

 

Metamorphoses

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

October 2015

 

Director: Leah Lowe

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

As an environment for the play's iconic pool, we chose to utilize a decaying Classical temple to illustrate the enduring nature of the stories told in the play.

 

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

October 2013

 

Director: Terryl Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

In order to highlight the theatricality of this play, Neely's black box space was reconfigured into a proscenium, complete with several portals.

 

The Good Person of Setzuan

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

February 2013

 

Director: Wendy Knox

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Set in a slum, the multiple locations of the play were realized by several portable pieces and the use of a rolling unit that served as Shui Ta's tobacco shop. The piece could move freely, rotated, and walls opened up to reveal different vantage points of the shop.

 

Pride and Prejudice

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

October 2010

 

Director: Terryl Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Todd Barton

 

This adaption of the classic story specifies locations that blend from one to another. To facilitate these changes, the set was inspired by Georgian ball rooms, and became a canvas for light to change the environment.

 

Hamlet

Vanderbilt University Theatre

Neely Auditorium

February 2005

 

Director: Terryl Hallquist

Scenic Designer: Phillip Franck

Costume Designer: Alex Sargent

Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck

Sound Designer: Phillip Franck

 

Two parallel ideas drove this design: Denmark as a prison for Hamlet and the ship of state being wrecked upon the Danish shore. Inspired by the work of Josef Svoboda, the set was cold and dangerous in appearance.

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