Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Set Design

2017




Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: A New Musical
Set design
Performance Works Theatre, Vancouver
October 27 - November 11, 2017

BBAJ is a comedic historical rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. It redefines Andrew Jackson, America's seventh President, as an Emo rock star and focuses on populism, the Indian Removal Act, and his relationship with his wife Rachel. For the run of the show, the interior of the intimate Performance Works theatre was covered with a layer of mulch, setting the play in the middle of American land, then yet to be developed. The structure in the middle acts both as a makeshift theatre stage and a policical rally location, highlighting the closeness of populist politics and showmanship.

Company: Fighting Change Productions
Director: Ben Bilodeau
Choreography: Erin Michell
Lighting Design: Michael K Hewitt
Costume Design: Kim Blais, Nazanin Shoja
Music Direction: Thomas King
Nominated for 2018 Ovation! Award for Outstanding Set Design
In collaboration with Sarah Sako