Bell at the Back of Her Throat


Bell at the Back...


Courtney Meaker

Production Team

Director: Bo Frazier

Scenic Design: Jacob Sikorski

Costume Design: Zamora Simmons

Co-Costume Designer: Akeem Celestine

Lighting: Kimberly Fain

Sound Design: Fatima Tall

Stage Manager: Meg Sugden


David Thayer Theatre

Production Type

New Play Festival


Spring 2019

Budget for this Design Area


Comments by the Designer

Unfortunately, a week before load-in, I fell ill and was not able to put the final touches on my design. Akeem Celestine was asked to step in to assist with completing the work from my notes. The final project came out well with a few initial choices that I was considering changing. For example, I wanted to change the fit of Polly’s, one of the young girl’s, yellow dress to be more like a baby doll dress instead of it being kept in a loose-fitting manner.

What I learned from this particular instance was first, to let control of my design go and to trust someone else to complete it; and secondly, to maintain complete and accessible notes, just in case. You never know what can happen to you, when it comes to completing a project.

Student Type



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