Tyvek Scenery Scrolls at Red Herring Puppets
Many thanks to Lisa for sending us the photos and descriptions of some productions in action. All photos used with her permission. Visit the Red Herring Puppets website to find out more.
From Red Herring Puppets production of "The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass & Clock". This scene scrolls by as we hear the traditional song "Follow the Drinking Gourd" to show how the Big Dipper can be used as a compass. The scene is painted by C.J. Randall using acrylics.
The next three images are from Red Herring Puppets production of "Little One-Inch". The scenery is painted by Lisa Sturz using Japanese Sumi-e ink.
The last two scenes are from "My Grandfather’s Prayers", drawn by Lisa Sturz and Emily Bader with Sumi-e ink and transparent water colors. This one is backlit and photographed from the front.
This scene is lit from behind with shadow figures.
To see the Tyvek scenery scrolls in action, view the video from The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass, & Clock.
Thanks again Lisa Sturz and Red Herring Puppets for providing the info on this innovative use of Tyvek as scrolling scenery. Material Concepts provides Tyvek rolls to many theaters that are used for scenery. In this case, Red Herring Puppets used Tyvek style 1073D. Whatever the application, Material Concepts can always provide expert recommendations on the Tyvek style that will work best. Just contact Material Concepts or via phone: 215-338-6515 or 1-800-372-3366.