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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. 

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