Project: The Tempest
Production: Present Company
Location: Rain Lily Farms, Austin, TX
Direction: Lindsay Doleshal
Text: William Shakespeare
Set: Ia Ensterä
Lighting: Christina Barboza
Costumes: Liza Feldkamp
Sound and Composition: Jason Farmer
Photography: Shawn McHorse
"Renowned set designer Ia Ensterä has built the magic from the ground up here. Her breathtaking set extends from grass to treetop, using an abstract arrangement of crates to create whatever the play requires, from a crow's nest during the first scene's tumultuous shipwreck to a tower for the godlike Prospero (Omid Ghorashi) to reign over his island domain... Present Company Theatre has successfully created an island on the farm, but you don't have to leave Austin to get there."
"Ia Enstera, who has won numerous awards for some 90-odd past productions, has designed a set worth seeing by itself. It doubles as the ship and the island, and is made of repurposed, recycled materials much like the flotsam and jetsam that would’ve washed up on Prospero’s Island."