IONA MCAULEY  designer

Broken Colour

Same Cat 2013, Directed by Michael McCall, Set & Costume Design Iona McAuley, Photo by Skye Wayte

Independent Theatre Association

 

*****

Iona McAuley’s set design was quite simple, but her costume strategy was very clever. Gareth’s costume matched his aura, Olivia was arty, Eliza a little frumpy and with the ‘little girl lost’ feel to her outfit and the many bit parts had a great deal of thought put into them.

 

With little time to establish the characters, the costumes for each had to instantly portray the person’s personality and demeanour – Iona achieved this most successfully.

 

A stunning, gripping play wonderfully produced.

Aussie Theatre

 

*****

Iona McAuley’s set includes an interesting installation piece made of strands of colorful bits of twisted paper hung from a rectangular frame above the rear portion of the stage to form a kind of curtain. It’s a piece that could have been made by either the artist or the patient and inhabits both worlds.

The Au Review

 

*****

Finally another point I liked about the production was the set design and lighting. Like many of the productions I have seen at the Blue Room, it was simple but functional, with little to distract from the events unfolding on stage. I also felt that Olivia’s art studio was a nice touch, with the lighting against the hanging shards of paper creating a beautiful effect.