Hedda Gabler

Kent State University
Written By:
Corey Atkins
Music Director:
Written & Performed by:
Scenic Designer:
Tamara L. Honesty
Costume Designer:
Lisa Wilson
Lighting Designer
Maurice Epps
Projections Designer:
Sound Designer:
Stewart Blackwood
Technical Director:
Victoria Murawski
Props Coordinator
Brie Orner
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Design Process

Using Jon Robin Baitz's contemporary adaptation of Hedda Gabler, the director, Corey Atkins, wanted to create a timeless approach to the story. One of the biggest challenges with the environment for the show is that this house is not truly Hedda (Gabler) Tesman's. This is Senator Faulk's villa that Aunt Julia bought and decorated for the young couple while they were on their six-month honeymoon. Corey and I developed a backstory that the villa was, at one time, an industrial building and Aunt Julia is a want-to-be Joanna Gaines interior designer. Much of the design selection process was curating items that reflected periods ranging from 1890s to today as well as researching the design aesthetic of Joanna Gaines. The herringbone floor is an extrapolation of her love of shiplap. Barn door, white curtains and the object d'arte reflect her Fixer Upper style.

TamARA L. Honesty
Scenic Designer
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When you hire Tammy Honesty you get a generous collaborator and an innovative designer/educator.  Through active listening, conversation, and research, she creates a vision for the production that fulfills or exceeds the director’s expectations. She understands deadlines, understands budgets, and understands working as a member of a team. Tammy brings a positive energy to every production meeting and technical rehearsal. She is not easily flustered and open to change. Tammy is always the consummate professional.