In the newly expanded Chthonic Theater art studio/prop shop there has been a need for a while to create better storage for the ever-growing piles of large costumes puppets and props that we use in our parades, musicals and other shows.
Clearly the best solution was to use grid beam, a modular, reusable, sustainable building system not unlike a giant erector set. Chthonic Theater’s members have a long-standing collaboration with the makers of grid beam since we all met a few years back while some members of our troupe were traveling with a puppet show in Willits, CA.
We’ve been able to make great use of the beam we acquired from our friends up in Willits as I discussed in this earlier blog post, and we continue to build, take apart and rebuild with it. This material is really reusable because you can repurpose it as your needs change. We’ve had this beam for a couple of years and already it’s been used for an outdoor solar theater in Black Rock City, set pieces for Ship of Fools, storage and more…
I was able to bust out this durable storage solution in a fraction of the time it would have taken to build it from scratch.
And this storage area for fabrics and sewing supplies doubles as a couch!
Soon you’ll be able to purchase pre-drilled grid beam from the makers at gridbeamnation.com