The Velveteen Rabbit By Catherine Gray

Barter Players, Abingdon, VA

Directed by Barrett Guyton

Design Team:

Set  - Holly M Breuer

Costumes - Liz Whittemore

 

Backdrop Elevation

Backdrop Elevation

The Velveteen Rabbit Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Barrett Guyton *To be quilted/built by Designer.

Digital Rendering

Digital Rendering

The Velveteen Rabbit Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Barrett Guyton

Touring Quilt -Built by Set Designer

Touring Quilt -Built by Set Designer

The Velveteen Rabbit Set Design by Holly M Breuer Directed by Barrett Guyton

The Bunny at Christmas

The Bunny at Christmas

Touring Set

Watching the Boy as He Sleeps

Watching the Boy as He Sleeps

Touring Set

The Nursery Toys

The Nursery Toys

Touring Set

Bunny meets the real Rabbits

Bunny meets the real Rabbits

Touring Set

The Nursery Fairy

The Nursery Fairy

Touring Set

The Boy is Sick

The Boy is Sick

Non-Touring Set

The Nursery Toys

The Nursery Toys

Non-Touring Set

The Bunny is Alone

The Bunny is Alone

Non-Touring Set

A Fairy Emerges

A Fairy Emerges

Non-Touring Set

This production toured the Eastern United States, along with two other shows, in a 14-passenger van during the Spring of 2015.

 

For this version of the show, the director has opted to set the piece in rural Virginia circa the mid 1800s. The goal of this change was to help make the show more accessible to our American audiences. Our approach was to create a warm, inviting and safe place without a literal location - thus allowing the performance to seamlessly transition between moments of reality and moments of the Boy's imagination. The concept asserted that in a child's world, magic can happen at any moment. I sought inspiration from period American crafts, and landed on the idea of a backdrop that was actually a quilt - this would provide an artistically represented "location" while also enveloping our playing space in the security of a blanket. 

 

Click on the image to see the Design Presentation.

Click on the image to see the Drafting Package.

Photography by Holly M Breuer

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