When you come to The Pasadena Playhouse, we invite you 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.

Running May 29 – June 28, 2015



In conjunction with our production of WATERFALL, please enjoy this exhibit designed by Los Angeles-based theatrical, interior, and event designer Tifanie McQueen.

The exhibit includes:

The making-of this production, from the Thai novel, Behind the Painting, to the Broadway-bound musical, and this groundbreaking collaboration between leading Asian and leading American theater artists.


Origami stations and Watercolor stations where you can fold your own treasure or “paint a memory” as the character Katherine does in the musical.


Historical background information about Japan, Thailand and the United States in the 1930s, when WATERFALL takes place.



Visit the Friendship Center before the show, at intermission or following the performance for all this and more, and immerse yourself in the world surrounding WATERFALL.

About the Artist


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Tifanie McQueen is an LA based theatrical, interior and event designer. For Sacred Fools, she has completed 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 and THE BEHAVIOR OF BROADUS. For SkyPilot Theatre, she has 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 unique hotels across the country such as The Sheraton Universal, The Langham Huntington Pasadena and the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, where she had the additional honor of designing the Dorothy Parker Suite. Tifanie is also an actress, director, playwright and current co-artistic director at Sacred Fools Theater Company. She collaborated with The Pasadena Playhouse on the Friendship Center exhibits for STONEFACE and THE WHIPPING MAN, and is delighted to return for WATERFALL.



Click here to view information on past exhibits.