Winnie the Pooh Adapted from A.A. Milne by Kristin Sergel

Barter Players, Abingdon, VA           Directed by Nathan Whitmer

Design Team:

Set  - Holly M Breuer

Costumes - Ketti Shum

Lights - Sarah Elliot

Final Model

Final Model

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer

Digital 3D Model

Digital 3D Model

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer

Later Version

Later Version

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer

Final Version

Final Version

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer

Winnie Reaches for the Honey

Winnie Reaches for the Honey

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer Costume Design by Ketti Shum Lighting Design by Sarah Elliot

Pooh Floats Away

Pooh Floats Away

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer Costume Design by Ketti Shum Lighting Design by Sarah Elliot

Rabbit's Family

Rabbit's Family

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer Costume Design by Ketti Shum Lighting Design by Sarah Elliot

Pulling Pooh Out of Rabbit's Door

Pulling Pooh Out of Rabbit's Door

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer Costume Design by Ketti Shum Lighting Design by Sarah Elliot

Pooh Shares the Honey

Pooh Shares the Honey

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer Costume Design by Ketti Shum Lighting Design by Sarah Elliot

The directorial approach for this production emphasized the use of actors as parts of the set and in the creation of setting while moving much of the offstage action on stage. The entire design team was influenced by the original book's illustrations by E.H. Shepard, but we also wanted to create a world that was uniquely our own as opposed to a presentation of a former style. 

 

The forest in which Christopher Robin plays needed to be welcoming but also have the potential for hidden dangers - this is, after all, his story and young boys often seek adventure in less than safe environments. To that end, we created an illustrative world with desaturated colors which could conceivably be the represenation of Christopher Robin's memory of the forest. A movable multi level unit became central to our story-telling as the chorus of forest creatures moved it around to become different parts of the story as it was told. 

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Photography by Holly M Breuer

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Later Version

Winnie the Pooh Set Design by Holly Breuer