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Nickel and Dimed
official review

For Nickel and Dimed – scenic, lighting, projections and sound design
“The play boasts a fantastic set, with scene design by Kade Mendelowitz. The transitions from one scene and business to another is absolutely flawless in its execution.”
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For Hamlet Dreams – scenic & lighting designer, special effects
“The lighting imparts a suitably moody and mysterious atmosphere. And the set is lean and imaginative with an arch that seems like the portal dividing life from death, and a towering conical canopy through which the spirits emerge or retreat.”
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For Laughter On the 23rd Floor – scenic & lighting design
“Though the light design itself is fairly straightforward as called for by the script, the expertise of assistant professor and lighting designer Kade Mendelowitz shows itself in creative subtleties – like a beam of “sunlight” coming through the office window in a strategic location and the use of color to mirror the mood of each scene.” Amy Fautland, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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For The Laramie Project – scenic designer & projections
“Those creative choices were necessary because “The Laramie Project” can be difficult to follow because of its documentary style narrative technique, and for its multiple characters appearing in different roles. However, Baker is innovative and has vision. She and her crew deserves credit for sharp stage designing, minimal scenery, melancholy music, good props, and costumes that depict some of these misunderstood characters blue-collar white working class roots.” Ademola Bello, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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For Singin’ in the Rain – lighting designer, rain wagon designer & technical director
“Lively and Kade Mendelowitz, Theatre UAF associate professor, do an outstanding job as the show’s set designers; some sets are drop-dead gorgeous and remarkebly authentic to the era. The scene changes are virtually seamless. ‘Dead air’ between scenes often hampers elaborate productions, but this was not the case with “Singin’ in the Rain.” Mendelowitz and his student team even manage to create an amazing puddle-stompin’ rain set for the show’s title number.” Reviewer Scott McCrea for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


“Don’t miss “Singin’ in the Rain.” The show, a co-production of the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre and Theatre UAF, is strong from start to finish. The costumes, music, lighting and dancing are wonderful.
The set in which is actually ‘rains’ on the stage is an outstanding piece of stagecraft.”
Columnist Dermot Cole for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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For Touch – scenic & lighting designer
“In the theatre world it’s often said that a lighting director succeeds if no one notices his or her work. But in a play that talks so much about the starry heavens, lighting can’t take a back seat. Again Kade Mendelowitz meets the challenge with an effective display.”
Robert Hannon, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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For Two Gentlemen of Verona – scenic, lighting, projection designer
“I also applaud this production’s technical values. Kade Mendelowitz’s spare, functional set gives a sense of expansiveness, and it has a slightly art deco feel, in keeping with the play’s period and setting: 1937, California. Different locations are suggested by changes in lighting tones and across a screen at the rear of the stage are projected subtle visual cues.” Robert Hannon, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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