IN THE MEDIA

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OTHER THAN HONORABLE - Geva Theatre - Rochester, NY

"When talking about the play, members of the creative team often use the image of a carnival ride, as the action seems to spin out of control around Grace. This idea was also central to Jack Magaw’s set design for the production."

- Dara McBride, American Theatre Magazine (May 1, 2017)

 
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Photo by Michael Brosilow

THE FLICK - Steppenwolf Theatre - Chicago, IL

"Jack Magaw visited some of Chicago’s grandest movie theaters to assess what he didn’t want to incorporate into his design. 'It was more about cheesy ceiling tiles, the suburban equivalent of a single-screen theater,' he said. "

- Eric Piepenburg, The New York Times (May 26, 2016)

 
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ROOF OF THE WORLD - Kansas City Repertory - Kansas City, MO

“The play spans centuries and continents, shifting kaleidoscopically from a stuffy London parlor to a Kashgar prison to an unmapped forest in the Pamir mountains — the titular "roof of the world. The solution? A literal trunk show. Scenic designer and probable wizard Jack Magaw has crafted an enormous cube adorned like a steamer trunk, the faces of which open out like French doors to reveal several mini-sets. Ladder rungs on the corners allow actors to summit the cube for mountain treks and gunfire chases; a clever trap door makes for magical disappearing acts and realistic campfires. A turntable stage spins the trunk like a globe, speeding the play's numerous scene changes.

- Liz Cook, The Pitch (March 8, 2016)

 
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ROOF OF THE WORLD - Kansas City Repertory - Kansas City, MO

“The play spans centuries and continents, shifting kaleidoscopically from a stuffy London parlor to a Kashgar prison to an unmapped forest in the Pamir mountains — the titular "roof of the world. The solution? A literal trunk show. Scenic designer and probable wizard Jack Magaw has crafted an enormous cube adorned like a steamer trunk, the faces of which open out like French doors to reveal several mini-sets.