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Bat Boy: The Musical

Scenic Designer and Charge Artist


Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe

Directed by Stephanie Shaw

Music Direction by Andra Velis Simon

Choreographed by Tommy Rivera-Vega

Lighting Design: Megan O'Brien

Costume Design: Ab Rieve

Sound Design: Mikhail "Misha" Fiksel

Props Design: Kevin Rolfs

Hair/Wigs Design: Karen Berger-Nolte

Makeup Design: Anna Rogers

Fight Choreographer: David Woolley
Technical Director: Grant Sabin

Stage Manager: PJ Janicki

Photography: Hannah Johnstone

Produced by Columbia College Chicago

Performed in the Courtyard Theatre

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL: For Bat Boy, we really wanted to lean into the campy elements of the show and create a non-realistic cave. I was particularly inspired by camp-noir, especially German expressionist film. I felt that the way German expressionist sets utilized contrast, unrealistic perspectives, and heavy stylization as ways of manipulating physical space reflected the wacky and wild world of Bat Boy. By doing the entire set in greyscale, I could play with an exaggerated sense of depth, contrast, and allow for color (be it through lighting, costumes, or blood) to have all that much more importance. The use of a greyscale palette was also meant to reflect the black-and-white worldview of the townsfolk.

Process Work

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