Pork Shop

A Solution Is Skin Deep At The Connecticut Rep

Problem:

When the Connecticut Repertory Theatre mounted The Gut Girls, a play about Victorian women that transpires in a slaughterhouse/gutting shed, meat slabs dominated Brett McCormack's design. Some spectators, seated in the round in a small black box, would be a few feet from actors who entered carrying pigs they would hang on meat hooks. Technical director Russell Facente knew the slabs would have to look real at close range. How would the shop create slabs that moved

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