One of the most difficult, and most satisfying, productions I’ve worked on was The Diary of Anne Frank, a play of magnificent emotional and intellectual heft. Custom Made Theatre presented it in a very intimate venue with a thrust-stage configuration. The props had to bear very close scrutiny.
Pictured on the left is Anne, writing in her plaid diary with the fountain pen her father gave her. On the desk is her movie star folder, filled with photographs of German cinema actors and actresses that I gleaned from hours of Internet searches. The lamp is a personal possession I loaned to the production. On the right, Otto Frank clutches his daughter’s legacy.