Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...But "the gardens are really just the tip of the iceberg. They don’t really show how much work he actually made,” says Stephanie Busing, one of the designers of the museum's silver anniversary exhibit..."
"...Although Christopher speaks plenty for himself in this story, and we hear his thoughts in entries from his journal, his emotional state is communicated to us through sound, LED light patterns, projections, and color, allowing the audience to experience the world as he does – as a never-ending onslaught of stimuli. Scenic and projection designer Stephanie Busing's vision, bursting with surprise and spectacle and complete with absolutely seamless set changes and a revolving floor, keeps the show moving at a dizzying pace, and even though it clocks in at two and a half hours, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time seems to be over as quickly as it began, leaving the audience thinking about what it means to be part of a less-than-perfect family, how hard love can hurt, the importance of honesty, the definition of normal, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeTopfer Theatre at Zach, 202 S..."
"...Under the direction of SVT Artistic Director Jenny Larson, actors proceed from moment to moment deliberately, with silences given significant weight. Visual elements are stacked to create a sense of teetering on the edge of change: gusts of autumn leaves blow into the house when characters open the front door; Alice's pregnant belly grows to ridiculous proportions; family pictures are positioned just so on one wall of the home which eventually cracks (set design by Stephanie Busing)..."
"...In March of 2013, a room that I was sitting in suddenly went dark, and I was whisked away into an underground world of runaway orphans, midnight circuses, complimentary muffins in strange rooms, and breakneck escapes through butcher-paper forests before being led up a winding staircase into a magical dance party. This thrillingly theatrical odyssey, titled Slip River, was devised for that year's Cohen New Works Festival by a quartet of the UT Department of Theatre & Dance's most enterprising and inventive students at the time – Katie Bender, Stephanie Busing, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman..."
"...Zach Theatre's production puts us right at home in the great green room. Stephanie Busing's set is a deeply satisfying re-creation of Clement Hurd's familiar illustrations, and it truly comes alive through the puppets created by Taylor Harrison and practical effects that make the cow crash into the moon and the bunny's bed buffet its inhabitant and strip its sheets by itself..."