On Top of the Game

Sometimes a conversation between set designer and playwright is calm, smooth, perhaps even tranquil in tone, with the designer secure that he or she can, from the playwright's set description, make a show work. Sometimes it goes a little something like this:

Designer (after reading script that will require video footage, all forms of studio equipment, four playing areas, film equipment that must appear and sound legit, fresh fruit displays, a pink liquid drink with swirl on top): Rob,

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