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Frugal Fantasy: Making Magic on a Less Than Fantastical Budget
In this guest blog post, playwright Hillary DePiano shares her tips for low-budget stage magic.

There’s a part in The Green Bird where, poof, a colorful grotto appears where before there was only a dark forest. When the script first came out, some panicked directors contacted me worried about how they were going to pull off that effect. As they threw out lists of complicated ideas for making this magic, I found myself asking, “Wouldn’t it be simpler just to turn on the lights?” For the audience, revealing a colorful grotto where there was only a dark ...

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