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The Prop Fish Story with Jim Guy | Backstage Video from Milwaukee Rep

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • July 4, 2020

Food on stage is rarely what it appears to be and it’s up to the Prop Department to devise recipes for edible dishes that both look like the food noted in the script and works with the actors’ needs, diets, and preferences, as they need to eat the same thing eight performances a week – twice on Saturday and Sunday. In this behind-the-scenes video from the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Rep’s Properties Director Jim Guy demonstrates a non-fish, dairy-free, vegetarian-friendly vegan recipe devised some seasons ago to resemble fried trout fillets for a production that was mounted at the Rep’s Powerhouse Theatre.

Guy is also the president of S*P*A*M, the The Society of Properties Artisan Managers, an association of professional Theatre Prop Managers and Educators. You can find out more about S*P*A*M here: https://propmasters.org/

Further information from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: www.MilwaukeeRep.com

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