once on this island



Andrew Kluger of EOTI Studios was hired by Tony-nominated set designer Dane Laffrey to document the incredibly immersive, environmental set design of Once on This Island.

Drawing on the experiential nature of the set and intimate dimensions of the theater, the photos work hard to not only provide documentation but to provide a sense of physicality.


It was definitely very important to me that we try and use real objects whenever possible (rather than just custom-building everything from scratch), but this commitment definitely complicated the design process...All of which to say, doing it this way required patience and plasticity, but then again, where would we be if we didn’t have the real elements? The sand, the water, the fire…the truck.