Sunday, January 24, 2016

Teatro dei Ratti or The Theater of the Rats

What do you do when you make some rats and the diva among them demands a stage? You make a rat theater! This project is a great example of the many factors that collide to form a new idea.




The rats demanded a stage and fortunately I had an old dresser that had been sitting in my studio for about a year just waiting to be transformed.

Two of the drawers were broken which made it easy for me to sacrifice them. I had been listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts in the studio all winter so naturally the theater became Italian. 

Teatro dei Ratti

The first drawer is for costumes and the bottom drawer panel has hidden hinges and folds down for scenery and prop storage. The rats seem pleased and that's what matters.

The Theater Troupe