The bigger the stage, the more difficult it is to fill.
What’s tempting, and where most stage designers fall short, is to fill all the gaps with stuff.
Stuff that brings no extra value. Just placeholders.
Filling the stage then is more than just props, actors, set pieces…it takes guts.
Guts and bravado, the stomach to say This is me.
We feel most exposed when we are on center stage. It’s tempting to chase that feeling away, to fill it with more cruft that creates nothing for the audience.
We don’t need anything else. Just you. You are enough for the big stage.
(Hint: The more talent one possess, the less need for props.)