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THE GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER

When you come to The Pasadena Playhouse, we invite you to step into The Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center for interactive exhibits, dramaturgical material and conversation surrounding our Main Stage productions. The exhibits and installations change with each production. Check this page frequently for current information.

While you’re at the theatre, we invite you to step in for a gallery installation inspired by THE FANTASTICKS and designed by artist Tifanie McQueen. The interactive exhibit will create a feeling of an abandoned theatre and willfeature a timeline of the life of the longest running musical in the world, with two expanded sections, one of which will also focus on The Pasadena Playhouse’s own history with the musical. The exhibit will also contextualize the various and rich references to history, theatre, art and literature the musical makes. Interactive components will include a ‘selfie’ opportunity for patrons to dress themselves with costume pieces related to the production, and a writing exercise for anyone to leave a note on the lessons they’ve learned regarding love and loss. Stop by the Friendship Center before the show, at intermission, or after the performances.


THE DESIGN

     

  

Original Cast: Richard Stauffer , Jerry Orbach, Jay Hampton, Thomas Bruce (The Stage Name of Author Tom Jones), Rita Gardner, Kenneth Nelson, Hugh Thomas, George Curley, and William Larsen.


Tifanie McQueen

ABOUT THE ARTIST: TIFANIE MCQUEEN

Tifanie McQueen is an LA based theatrical, interior and event designer. For Sacred Fools, she has created scenic/production designs for 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension, Puzzler, Endgame (Ovation Nomination-Costumes), Richard III, A Kind of Love Story, The Coarse Acting Show, The Christmas Present, The Behavior of Broadus and Candide. She has also recently designed public spaces for Sacred Fools’ new Hollywood theatre complex. For SkyPilot Theatre, she designed the set and props for Kong: A Goddamn 30 Foot Gorilla and the sets for The Island and Christmas 2. She has created scenic designs for The Arctic Circle and The Matador, both at Studio/Stage, prop design for Sacred Fools’ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and the production design for Sketches from The National Lampoon at the Hayworth Theatre. She has also worked on the interior designs of dozens of hotels across the country such as The Sheraton Universal, The Langham Huntington Pasadena and the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, where she had the honor of designing the Dorothy Parker Suite. Tifanie is also an actress, director, playwright and long-time member at Sacred Fools Theater Company. She designed the Friendship Center exhibitions for Stoneface, The Whipping Man, Waterfall and Casa Valentina and is delighted at the opportunity to collaborate with The Pasadena Playhouse again on this exhibition for The Fantasticks.


 

Click here to view information on past exhibits.