Environmentally-friendly or “green” production design is becoming the norm. It’s my marching orders for many shows, and all of my jobs feature some green elements today. I often suggest green alternatives to clients, and they’re starting to see how easy it is to take advantage of the options. But, admittedly, green set design is initially more expensive—with upfront costs 10 to 30% higher—so I need a show’s blessing to pull it off.
Even if higher upfront expenses are a given, the use