Scenic Designer Sandra Goldmark Brought Sustainable Set Elements to DCPA for The Book of Will

by Kathy Eddy

The Book of Will Scenic Designer Sandra Goldmark brings her personal interest in climate change and sustainability into all of her work across the country. So her sets are almost entirely made up of reclaimed and recycled materials, or in the case of the DCPA Theatre Company's world premiere play, pulled from storage.

“I hope that adds a richness and history and integrity to the objects and the materials that are on stage,” Goldmark said. Watch the video above to learn how the Ricketson Theatre floor, for example, is now made up of old wooden bleacher boards that came from an old school gymnasium. The beams and railings that denote the Globe Theatre come from trees that were cut down to make room for the expansion of a local ski resort. The Book of Will played at the Denver Center for Performing Arts last winter, but the sustainability of the set elements lives on.

This video tour was made by David Lenk and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.