Gods of Carnage
    • Produced by: Caldwell Theatre Company
    • Staged at: Countess de Hoernel Theatre
    • Dates: April- May 2011
    • Written by: Yasmina Reza
    • Directed by: K. Kay

Gods of Carnage is a comedy of manners without the manners. Two young boys, a stick and some broken teeth are the catalyst in this tale of two families. While boys will be boys, can the grownups be grown up enough to resolve their differences without losing sight of right and wrong? The façade of civility shatters as the God of Carnage wreaks havoc in the living room and all hell breaks loose.


Production Notes

The production concept for the show was a simple concept: we are all kids on the playground. As such, the set was designed to look like a giant sandbox with a huge slide. Tim Bennet's set design was wonderfully eloquent in its simplicity, and filled with white colors, a lighting designer’s favorite color.

In terms of lighting, I created two simple looks for the stage. We started out with a conservative contemporary gallery look, and as the actors continue to devolve to children, the stage shifts to a hotter look and highlight the fabric "slide" in the background.

Sample Supporting documents

Sound of Music:

document icon  Lightplot: soundofmusiclights.pdf >
document icon  Paperwork: soundofmuiscpaperwork.pdf >
document icon  Magic Sheets: soundofmusicmagic.pdf >

Gods of Carnage:

document icon  Lightplot: godslight.pdf >
document icon  Paperwork: godspaper.pdf >
document icon  Magic Sheets: godsmagic.pdf >

Duck hunter Shoots Angel:

document icon  Lightplot: duckhunterlights.pdf >
document icon  Paperwork: duckhunterpaperwork.pdf >

Evita:

document icon  Lightplot: evitalights.pdf >
document icon  Paperwork: evitapaperwork.pdf >