Anne of Green Gables 

Adapted from L.M. Montgomery's novel by Catherine Bush

Barter Players, Abingdon, VA          Directed by Katy Brown

Design Team:

Set  - Holly M Breuer

Costumes - Molly Doan & Liz Whittemore

Lights - Sarah Elliott


This production toured the Eastern United States, along with two other shows, in a 14-passenger van during the Spring of 2015, in addition to being performed in the Barter Stage II space during October & November 2014. 


In this adapation of a classic young adult novel, we emphasized Anne's relationship to her new, natural surroundings and her ability to constantly see the wonder in her world. Director Brown requested a design that had the ability to be both indoors and outdoors and created a "period feeling of poetry." I collected images of cherry and apple trees in spring blossom to study the sculptural origins of the shape and to find inspiration for the "deconstructed canopy" look needed by the director.  The backdrop was influenced by the pretty yet wild landscape/waterscape of rural Prince Edward Island. Downstage of the painted backdrop, a layered half-drop of voile squares created an ethereal represenation of the canopies of the fruit trees found to the island. 

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Photography by Holly M Breuer

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