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If you attend on the weekends, you have probably noticed that the set behind the stage changes every few months. Trying to create a large (seriously, that stage is huge, y’all!) and budget-friendly set that doesn’t break our backs in the making of it is not always easy, but we have a solid team of staff and volunteers that works to make the magic happen.

Here are some photos of some of the sets you might remember from the last two years or so…and a little into the secrets of how we made them:

Spring 2018 

Materials: soooooo many wood strips, white paint, string, staples, the help from many patient humans

Winter 2017-2018

Materials: chicken wire painted black, cotton balls, and a vacuum cleaner (yeah, we still haven’t gotten all the wisps off the stage floor yet…)

Fall 2017

Materials: White coroplast sheets, steel studs, drywall screws, a knife, patience

Summer 2017

Materials: super long white fabric we found backstage

Spring 2017

Materials: the versatile 2 ft by 2 ft cardboard boxes (oh yeah, they’ll be back) and folded card-stock for the side walls


Fall and Winter 2016 

Materials: wood from Fall 2015 set cut in strips, staples, black string, Edison bulbs, black scrim fabric

Summer 2016 (sadly, couldn’t find a picture of this one)

Materials: the longest screen door material we could find, a willingness to scrunch up screen door material and have tin man silver hands for the rest of the day

Spring 2016 

Materials: pvc pipe, black string, coroplast, plywood painted black, par can lights

Winter 2015-2016 

Materials: randomly cut strips of wood, white fabric, staples, fishing wire

Late Fall 2015

Materials: our favorite 2 ft by 2 ft boxes, packing tape, the illusion of lighting

Early Fall 2015

Materials: leftover wood from Gathering Area remodel, string

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