The epicenter of Twyla Tharp’s newest creation, Waiting at the Station, is a large locomotive designed by Santo Loquasto and brought to life in PNB’s scene shop.
In a recent Seattle Times interview, Santo points out that the simple set has multiple entry points: Tharp, he said, “likes to manipulate the conventions of the space, so there are entrances from up center and the sides — people can come from many places. It just allows the flow to be more interesting to her eye.” Here’s a sneak preview of the process of building Waiting at the Station.
Get ready, a completed version of this train takes the stage at McCaw Hall on opening night of AIR TWYLA this Friday, September 27.
All photos by Lindsay Thomas; blog by Judith Austin.