My career straight out of college was working as the company Design Director for the Living History Center, the folks responsible for the Renaissance Pleasure Faires and Dickens Christmas Fair. This became the foundation for my later work as a theme park designer and it proved to me that so much can be done within a limited budget.
In the mid-1990s we moved to Eugene Oregon where I collaborated with the the Eugene Ballet and Eugene Opera to create a variety of sets for their productions of The Nutcracker, Hansel & Gretel, and the Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, and The Pirates of Penzance.
The nicest part of my collaborations with these Eugene companies is their willingness for the sets to look like my work, which they definitely do!
This is the poop deck for the production of HMS Pinafore. All the sets were designed to be rent-able since so many regional opera companies cannot afford to mount original productions. These sets have been all over the country.