Prop Manager Andrew Thiels on 'Wild Goose Chases' and 'Making Fantasies Realities' Onstage
Andrew Thiels has bought, built, and hunted down everything from dead bodies and antique refrigerators to handmade Amish wheelbarrows and vintage motorcycles for Center Theatre Group’s stages. Thiels, who became Properties Manager in 2013 and began freelancing for us in 2004, sat down with us to share some fun facts about his craft.
Teaching Artist and Prop Master Extraordinaire Merrianne Nedreberg
We offer all of our free community workshops in and around The Shop, Center Theatre Group’s costume and prop shop in Boyle Heights, in Spanish and English. At any given workshop we host, at least three quarters of the participants are Spanish-only speakers, and almost everyone is bilingual.
Making Salad for the Stage
In this age of bagged lettuce and pre-washed kale, meals don’t get much easier than salad. But it’s a little different when leafy greens take center stage, as they do in Women Laughing Alone With Salad, which plays the Kirk Douglas Theatre through April 3, 2016. Center Theatre Group’s prop team had to draw on their artistry, creativity, ingen...
'Popol Vuh' Transformed Staff (and Community) into Puppet and Mask Makers
Mounting Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven this past fall was a highlight of 2015 for Center Theatre Group, and like nothing we’d ever done before—from the giant puppets to the staging in Grand Park to the unprecedented collaboration with Boyle Heights community members and El Teatro Campesino (ETC). Which is why we called on staff members acros...