Making Illinois: Bridgette Dona, Properties Manager

Episode 1: Bridgette Dona gives us a behind-the-scenes look at prop design as she fabricates a "working" iron lung.

Making Illinois is a three-part video series documenting our journey across campus to meet makers and learn more about their shops and the way that they work.

On the first stop of our journey, Justin returns to his creative home at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to find out how a prop moves from conception to reality with Bridgette Dona, a stage properties design and management graduate student. Dona walks us through the process of creating an iron lung for Lyric Theatre @ Illinois’s production of City of Angels.

Watch more Making Illinois:
Episode 2: Tobias Ellis, Farrier
Episode 3: Neil Pearse, Shop Manager

Host Justin M. Brauer

Videography Rebecca Schultz, Abigail Bobrow

Editing Justin M. Brauer, Abigail Bobrow, Rebecca Schultz

Design Rebecca Schultz

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