Project: Dead Man's Cell Phone
Production: En Route Productions
Location: Link & Pin Gallery and Springdale Station, Austin, Texas
Direction: Lindsay Doleshal
Text: Sarah Ruhl
Set: Ia Ensterä
Lighting: Stephen L. Pruitt
Props: Taylor Harrison
Costumes: Haley Powell
Sound: Jason Farmer / Maeson Wiley
Fight: Joseph Garlock
(Note: This set installation was done in two locations, running concurrently.)
"Two other characters to note in this show include the DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE and Ia Enstera's modular, no nonsense set. The cell phone, an annoying interruption when accompanied by even the best of ring tones, in this show, is outfitted with a damn near repellant ring. And Ia's set, a beautiful piece of art, could put the modular aesthetic of IKEA to shame. Chairs turn into sofas and pulpits while cardboard boxes turn into functional art at her hands. And it all looks like it belongs in the Springdale station."
"The set design from Ia Ensterä (also co-artistic director) is an example of how to make a nontraditional space work for a play. It's deceptively simple: some chairs, a couple of tables, a handful of props. But Ensterä is a smart designer. She has made the set-pieces modular, and they even complement the art on display at Link & Pin. The parts of the set that aren't furniture possess exactly the same degree of goofiness as Ruhl's story."