Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird starts with a grown-up
Scout reminiscing about her childhood and the town where she lived.
The director and I decided to play on this concept and to create
a set made up of Scout's pencil sketches of her town. The houses
and trees were all painted flat on an aged-paper background in a
For the courtroom scene, part of the town rolled out of the way
while the spectator's gallery, judge's bench, and other items were
moved on stage by the townspeople in one continuous sequence.
Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Hayward, CA