Akeelah and the Bee by Cheryl L. West
Flint Youth Theatre | February 2018
directed by B. Reed
scenic design by Lisa Borton
costume design by Kate Nelson
lighting design by Doug Mueller
The script for Akeelah reads a lot like a movie script, with fast transitions and a lot of scene changes. I created one main unit for the yard that lived upstage, and two periactoi that rotated to transport us to the other locations: Larabee's study, outside his and Javier's House, and Akeelah's room. We utilized a platform with chairs for each of the 3 bees, varying the style of chairs.