Chris Haig – August 2014
reCreate Featured Artist of July, Chris Haig, is the Properties Master for The Arden Theatre Company. He has purchased, rented, borrowed or built every hand prop, piece of furniture and set dressing seen onstage for the Arden’s last 23 productions. Haig often comes into The Resource Exchange to find the perfect reclaimed materials to reuse in his prop and set designs. He’s used materials from our store in his theatrical designs for flooring, puppets, fake trees, and more! His work as a set and prop designer for Tribe of Fools includes this year’s Fringe offering Two Street: A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers; last season’s acro-combat sensation Antihero; time-traveling hijinks for P.I.F.A. with Shut Your Wormhole and the critically acclaimed break out hit of Fringe 2011 Heavy Metal Dance Fag. Haig’s props were also seen in Theatre Horizon’s Fat Pig, the Barrymore Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Credeaux Canvas, Kimberly Akimbo, Spring Awakening and Circle Mirror Transformation. For Simpatico Theatre Project, he set and prop designed The Meep Project, Dead Man’s Cellphone and The Black Monk and prop designedPyretown, The Cryptogram, Evie’s Waltz, A Bright New Boise and The Lysistrata Project. Haig enjoys helping actors find their characters by giving them highly detailed, historically accurate and dependable objects to play with. He revels in the intricate details that will never be seen by the audience but allow the actor to become more deeply invested in the character they are playing. Visit Haig’s website!