The Cost of Living

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Scenic Design by Wilson Chin

The Cost of Living
The Cost of Living

Two turtles with attached platforms and furniture, as well as a functioning shower and sink, made up the bulk of this set. The window seen here also acted as a lightbox. One side of the SR turtle.

The Cost of Living
The Cost of Living

Second side of the SR turtle. The tub was not practical in terms of plumbing.

The Cost of Living
The Cost of Living

One side of the SL turtle. Both turtles were driven manually by stagehands, guided by knife-tracks in the deck.

The Cost of Living
The Cost of Living

Second side of the SL turtle. The sink and shower here were both practical, run by a gravity system with a removable drain pan below the shower floor and a bucket to catch the sink's water. The bucket, along with all plumbing and the water-source bucket, was contained on-board within the thickness of the turtle's wall.

000 - MASTER GP
000 - MASTER GP
Drafting - SR Turtle
Drafting - SR Turtle

Wagon base.

Drafting - SR Turtle
Drafting - SR Turtle

Wagon flooring application. CNC work was outsourced for this project to create tiling.

Drafting - SR Turtle
Drafting - SR Turtle

Bathroom side of wall.

Drafting - SR Turtle
Drafting - SR Turtle

Living room side of wall.

Drafting - SR Turtle
Drafting - SR Turtle

Living room side finishing work.