The scenic designer supplied research for a staff. I decided to build the staff from scratch. The staff started out by gluing multiple pieces of poplar to a hardwood dowel rod. By using a chainsaw attachment for a grinder, various sanding disks, and files, I was able to shape the block of wood down. After finish sanding, the designer liked the natural colors of the wood, so the staff was then sealed instead of being painted to match the research.
Northwestern University- Barber Theatre
Director: Susan E. Bowen
Scenic Designer: Michelle Lilly
Photos by: Chris Wych
Production photos by: Nemanja Zdravkovic