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Bear Snores On Q&A with set designer : Tiffany Fier

Get to know the CREATIVE TEAM of Bear Snores On with our Q&A as we Journey to the Cave.

First up is our amazing set designer Tiffany Fier! Tiffany’s most recent project with us, before Bear Snores On, was our 2015 production of ONE-DOG CANOE.

Tiffany Fier (Set Designer) for BEAR SNORES ON

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your working process

I first read the script a couple of times to get a thorough understanding of the story and the expectations of the script.  The next important step is to speak with my director and have a discussion about what we want the show to look like, how we want it to function, and how the scenery can facilitate all this.  I then do a lot of research, sketching, and focusing on the ground plan.

Q: What is a particularly interesting or unusual challenge on this project and how are you setting out to solve it?

Getting the cave just right was the biggest challenge for me.  The cave needs to be large enough to hold 10 characters and allow for a lot of movement for those characters.  I wanted to cave to feel like a cave and yet like a small theatre stage at the same time.  Working with small paper models I was able to figure out how to design the cave.

Set Model for BEAR SNORES ON by Tiffany Fier

An exclusive look at the set design model for BEAR SNORES ON. Design by Tiffany Fier.

Q: What in your childhood got you to where you are today?

I started drawing when I was very young and continued to draw and sketch for enjoyment during most of my childhood.  My ability to draw well has always helped me be a better designer.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job in this production?

I’m really going to enjoy painting the trees.



Q: Favorite Color

Alizarin crimson


Q: Favorite Quote

“Try not, do, or do not, there is no try”  -Yoda


Q: Favorite Book You Remember from Growing Up

Little House in the Big Woods


Q: Favorite Winter Activity (either as a kid or now)

Making snow people, or sometimes snow dragons

Bear Snores On

JANUARY 22, 2016 – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 • All Ages

Adapted from the book by Karma Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas.

Bear-snoresWorld Premiere

Warm-up this winter as Bear and all his friends cozy up in our imaginative new musical! On a cold, stormy winter night, one by one, a whole host of animals venture into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! Come see what happens when he finally wakes up and finds them having a party!

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CAST: Teagan Bowar, Nick Cecchi, Nicholas Dekker, Sophie Farrell, Kishaya Graham, Emma Kempf, Sara Magnuson, Greta Nackerud, Camille Norman and Brent Teclaw



ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
CHOREOGRAPHER – Stephanie Harmon
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Samantha Fromm Haddow
SET DESIGNER – Tiffany Fier
STAGE MANAGER – Becca Buntjer


Based on the Book, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.  Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby.  Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas.  Copyright © 2002 by Karma Wilson
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