Scenic drops created for Masonic use have a rich history. The sketch, top-left, and the realized drop of the 17th Degree, or Isle of Patmos, were created by the Great Western Stage Equipment Company of Kansas City which began operations in 1925. This realized drop is from Kansas City, Kansas.
C. Lance Brockman will lead a session Preserving Our Past: Documenting, Digitizing and Restoring Our Theatre Heritage, as part of USITT’s 50th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri from March 31 to April 3, 2010. To learn more about this extraordinary session, click here.
More information about the upcoming Annual Conference & Stage Expo is included throughout this issue.
Images/Courtesy C. Lance Brockman