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A.Okun_Theatrical Design Book 3.7.17

A.Okun_Theatrical Design Book 3.7.17

Keywords: POINT OF VIEW Design for Theater,By Alexander L. Okun

Leaving The Theater When Play Is Over

Directed by A. Remizova at Vakhtangov Theater, Moscow, 1977


Soviet military guard uniform
Photo from production


ZEKS by M. Rasa Directed by Jonas Jurasas I Theater for the New City, NYC, 1981 Poster


The Tempest

Poster


The Tempest by W. Shakespeare, Directed by Stan Wojewodski Jr, Center Stage Theater, Baltimore MD, 1987


The Three Sisters Playbill for opening night


The Three Sisters Directed by Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage, Washington D.C, 1984


Nutcracker Ballet By P. Tchaikovsky I Divertissement I Choreography by Regina Zaphin,

Department of Ballet, University of Utah I Backdrop


Nutcracker Ballet Backdrop fragment


Nutcracker Ballet Butterflies & Russian Winter Dance


Eastern Dance, Costume sketches


The Cherry Orchard Top: Rendering I Bottom: Photo from stage


The Cherry Orchard By A. Chekhov I Directed by Ron Jenkins, Williamstown Theater, MA.,

1985, Scale model


The Village of Stepanchikovo Costume sketches


The Village of Stepanchikovo

By F. Dostoevski I Directed by V. Bogomolov, Moscow Art Theater, 1968
Top: Set rendering I Bottom: Model


The Village of Stepanchikovo Costume sketches


The Village of Stepanchikovo By Feodor Dostoyevsky I Top: A. Okun with model, 1967


Put Upon Apostle

By Makaenok I Directed by E. Radomyslensky, Moscow Satire Theater, 1969
Top: Set rendering I Bottom: Model


Six Degrees of Separation

By J. Guare I Directed by David Saint, Seattle Repertory Theater, 1993


The Voice of a Prairie

By John Olive I Directed by Norman Rene, Hartford Stage, CA, 1987
Conceptual drawing


La Voix Humaine

The Opera, Music by Francis Poulenc I Directed by Sergi P. Tschernisch, Boston Lyric Opera Co,
(at North Eastern University Place) 1986, Photo from production


Nora Asolo plan

Set fragment Nora Conceptual drawing


Nora

Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation I Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” I Directed by Margaret
Booker, Geva Theater, Rochester, NY, 1992 & Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota,
FL 1993


Costume sketches


Komandor’s Steps

By Korostylyov I Directed by A. Remizova, Vakhtangov Theater, Moscow 1972,

Scene: Puskins’s apartment


Komandor’s Steps

Conceptual drawings and scene transformation to the last scene


Komandor’s Steps

Final scene


‘THE TRANSPOSED HEADS’

A short time later, there magically
appears out of the dark a huge inverse
pyramid with mirrored walls, and here
our story will be played out. Lightscapes
are projected in this space to represent,
as the case may be, a woodland lake in
the morning mist, a steaming jungle or a
cave with gruesome images on its walls,
where Shridaman and Nanda decapitate
themselves in a frenzy of guilt and passion.
Betweentimes the pyramid astounds us
with shifting kaleidoscopic patterns.
Occasionally large Gossamer butterflies
swoop around the audience on flexible
tethers.
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stunning open pyramid, its walls and floor;
mirrored to multiply the images, she casts the fabulous cave
and forest adventures as distant, dreamy events where
Mann’s thought can be represented by refracted light and
color.
UNMANNED

BY GORDON ROGOFF

Transposed Heads

Philadelphia Music Theater Festival, 1986


Transposed Heads

The musical based on the Thomas Mann Novel I Directed by Julie Taymor, Mitzi Newhouse
Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 1986


Without Dowry

by A. Ostroysky, Directed by R. Rakhlin, Tula Drama Center, Russia 1972


Without Dowry

Top: Front elevation for Agudalova’s scene I Bottom: Final scene


Without Dowry

Costume sketches


Penelope

The musical by A. Zhurbin, directed by V. Cherkov, Altai Regional Drama Theater, 1980


Penelope

Costume sketches


Penelope During a visit to the theater where “Penelope” was going to be playing,
I met a handsome and funny actor who was not in the show. I made a
Character sketch proposition to the Director to create a role for this actor. As such, my
proposal created the “mute Kentavr” character who was never part of the
script. In his role as “Kentavr” he was Penelope’s servant, also her bench
and her “transportation”. He also tended to all of her desires and needs
throughout her time on stage. His role lent a comedic character to her
overall tragic persona.


Penelope

Costume sketches


Circus

Nuage Circus on stage I Directed by Ned Goldberg, Proposal


Traditional Russian street puppet show


Cirque at Busch Gardens Design concept


Cirque at Busch Gardens By Director Ned Goldberg


Cirque at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA


Cirque Proscenium Towers, left side, Bush Gardens


Cirque Proscenium Towers, right side, Bush Gardens


Cirque Stage elements, “sun & moon” air puppets


Cirque Clown air puppets


Cirque Kaleidoscope on stage, invisible juggler with musical balls


Cirque Pets theater


Cirque Pets theater


Cirque Clown costumes


House of Magicians Audience inside transformation from Hall to Garden, NYC


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