Rating: NNNNNWith three Dora Awards and 20 other nominations to his credit, designer Steve Lucas is one Toronto theatre artist.
With three Dora Awards and 20 other nominations to his credit, designer Steve Lucas is one Toronto theatre artist with a high visual profile — even if you don’t know what he looks like. Here are his thoughts on some of his key productions.
PEEP SHOW (2001, Buddies) — “The biggest production budget I’ve ever had for a not-for-profit show, though it still wasn’t enough by half. In a word: ambitious.”
BOXHEAD (2000, Factory Studio) — “I’m looking forward to programming the upcoming revival (next month at Passe Muraille) with a computer lighting board. For the first version I used a manual board to do 200 cues. Most shows have about 60.”
POOR SUPER MAN (1995, Canadian Stage) — “My first design showed every single location in the play, but director Derek Goldby told me just to give him a big bed, make it pretty and not get in his way.”
DAS RHEINGOLD (1995, Theatre Centre) — “The craziest show I’ve ever worked on. We painted the floor clean white each day, since it was covered with blood — the actors threw around a cow’s heart — dirt and broken glass after each performance.”
SLEEPROOM (1993, Theatre Passe Muraille) — “We used every inch of the theatre for a production that was way too big for its own good — too many writers, too many spaces, too many audience members. My single worst experience in the theatre, and I hope I never top it.”