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Ross Hubbard | Jan 9, 2023

In 1952 the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hillside Playhouse at Taliesin burned down. Wright immediately redesigned a new theater in the same space, utilizing components of the old building which were not damaged to create a new structure. As part of the overall design for the new building, Wright drew a plan for a 14’x36’ stage curtain in an abstract geometric style. It was executed by members of the Taliesin Fellowship using delicate materials – felt, yarn, and gold lamé – all loosely connected to a white muslin ground that allows each component to sway when the curtain is moved.