Clint Ramos's set design strove to create a desperation in the characters and was based on hundreds of historical photos from Chicago tenements of the time. To recreate these desperate conditions in texture and paint, we used all kinds of treatments:  applying tissue and craft paper to create cracking lead paint, fabricating a wallpaper that we could manipulate into deterioration, and detailing intensely areas of dirt, wear, soot, grease, rust, and rot. The result was viscerally unsettling, and one of the sets I’m most proud of.
A Raisin in the Sun
Geva Theatre Mainstage 2012
Set design: Clint Ramos
Lighting design: Japhy Weideman