Every show has different prop demands. Sometimes, there aren't any, in the case of The Inn at Lake Devine, or Our Town, in which all props are pantomimed.
For most shows that do use real world items, they can be purchased from big box stores or online relatively easily. Even vintage items can be procured now through Etsy or eBay.
For Rapture, Blister, Burn, however, I was excited to have to create book jackets (see photo).
The lead character, Catherine, is a published author in the world of feminism and pop culture. In the first scene of the play, she is signing copies of two of her books, and a discussion ensues about the topics of the books.
My goal was simple: create two book jackets that look convincingly like they are by the same author and publisher. I did this by picking symbols the typify the topics of each book and gave them very similar formatting/layout.
We open October 26 and I hope you'll come see it all come together! 9 performances, Wed-Sun 10/26-30 and Wed-Sat 11/2-5 @ 7:30 PM Venue: The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54 St., 12th Fl, NYC Tickets: $18 at www.tictheater.com and 800-838-3006