(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work
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More truly wonderful work from the production departments—in this case a gorgeous collaboration among Jen Stearns, our Props Mistress, who designed this set for Second City, the scene shop who built it, and Scenic Artist Ruth Barber and her team who made it look like the spitting image of a row of Baltimore row homes. Squint, and you could be on any of hundreds of typical Charm City streets….
The Story of Formstone | Welcome to Baltimore, Hon!
The Wiz is winding down, ReEntry is about to dive into tech rehearsals and starts previews in about a week, and meantime down in the prop shop, Jen
Stearns—master artisan extraordinaire—is busily at work with her team not only crafting props as usual, but drawing up designs for the set that will provide a Baltimoresque backdrop to the Second City crew when they arrive to do their comedic thing. And that consisted, for the past few days, of painstakingly recreating the look of formstone as applied to a classic rowhouse. What the heck is “formstone” you ask?
Well, see the image here—and click on through to the link for the fuuuuuulllllll story and history. Hon.