IN THE NEXT ROOM
Writen by Sarah Ruhl
Produced by Gustavus Adolphus College, Spring 2015
Directed by Henry McCarthy
Scenic Design by Kristen Ellert
Costume Design by Bethany Davidson
Completed for my BFA Honors Project
Sarah Ruhl explores the meaning female sexuality during the Victorian era, shortly after the invention of the vibrator. Doctors would use a vibrator to cure a woman of "hysteria," aka over excitement. My lighting design focused on depicting the aesthetic of early electric lighting fixtures and the wonderment of discovering personal pleasure.