Our first draft of the set (currently in production) includes a central rear projection screen onto which Gerardo McGarity-Alegrett's animations of Steve Teare's paintings will appear. Joining them will be Great Recession photographs created by COSACOSA community members based on historical images from the WPA's Federal Project Number One. New Liberty dime images and WPAesque posters created by Bok Tech students with COSACOSA staff also appear on screen and in an exhibition at the theater entrance. The students also are working on a giant Liberty Dime that will set the stage from the House floor!
Surrounding the central screen are stylized torches illuminating Liberty dimes, representing the interplay of rights and responsibilities -- freedom and fairness -- and how, in the words of one of Spare A Dime's songs, "Our fate's bound inextricably / in justice and in liberty. / Rise or fall, we'll always be / together, indivisibly."
In the coming weeks, we'll be posting interviews with each of the participating visual artists, musicians, and vocalists. Meanwhile, next week we'll start exploring the back story for each of the Spare A Dime characters!