As we are preparing for our upcoming musical “The Drunkard”, we have been making our own back drop. Some of our students have done similar work but for most of those involved it is new.
The finished size of the drop is 30 feet wide and 15 feet tall. Over the past several days we have been prepping it for painting, which should start tonight. Before it could be painted however, three pieces of 10 foot wide fabric had to be sewn together and than the entire drop needed to be starched. After the starching process we were able to hem the top, and add in our hemp for suport, as well as add in our pipe pocket at the bottom so it will hang correctly. And now for several more days of action to get the finished product that we are looking for.