An Enemy of the People

Yale Repertory Theatre

Special Effect, and the subject of a winning exhibit at USITT's 2019 Tech Expo

Plumbing Schematic
Plumbing Schematic

Yale Repertory Theatre Full schematic of water effect.

Spray Head Assemblies
Spray Head Assemblies

Yale Repertory Theatre Assemblies of drip irrigation parts used to deliver water to color-changing fabric.

Delivery System
Delivery System

Yale Repertory Theatre Full assembly of water delivery system. Sponges and spray heads were mounted to aluminum angle that was fixed to top of the set as typical moulding or trim would be.

Special Effect
Special Effect

Yale Repertory Theatre Special Effect in action under work light.

Plumbing Installation
Plumbing Installation

Yale Repertory Theatre Plumbing installation for one of the two walls on which the water effect took place. Water was pumped from the trap room up through the turntable on which the walls sat.

Electrical Installation
Electrical Installation

Yale Repertory Theatre Electrical power and control installation on one of the two walls on which the water effect took place.

Progress Shot
Progress Shot

Yale Repertory Theatre One of the headers (seen in included drafting) with plumbing, conduit and solenoid boxes installed. The next step is to run power and control cables through the conduit.

Wiring Diagram
Wiring Diagram

Yale Repertory Theatre Wiring diagram of custom control circuitry. Relays, power supplies and Beckhoff modules were mounted in an I/O interface box hidden inside a wall and accessible via a removable panel. Power and data for that box was run from the automation station in the trap room up through the turntable on which the walls sat.

I/O Interface Box Wiring
I/O Interface Box Wiring

Yale Repertory Theatre The components in this box took data via Ethernet from our automation control system and translated that into individual control of 14 solenoid valves through the use of stock relays.