Banned from Baseball

Human Race Theatre Company World Premiere
Written By:
Patricia O'Hara
Margarett Perry
Music Director:
Written & Performed by:
Scenic Designer:
Tamara L. Honesty
Costume Designer:
Janet Powell
Lighting Designer
John Rensel
Projections Designer:
Sound Designer:
Jay Brunner
Technical Director:
Adam Crowell
Props Coordinator
Heather Powell
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Design Process

Banned from Baseball recounts the battle for the soul of Major League Baseball between Commissioner Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose, the reigning Hit King and manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Rose is accused of betting on baseball--even on his own team--an allegation he denies despite the mounting evidence. The intellectual Giamatti wants Rose to confess, while the larger-than-life Rose want the Commissioner to believe his denials. The collision of wills comes to a head as they meet fact to face. If the charge proves to be true, "Charlie Hustle" could be banned from the game--for life--leaving a black mark on the sport both men love and forever tarnishing a living legend. (The Human Race Theatre Company) As a Cincinnati native growing up during the height of the Big Red Machine through the history-making hit, this story is close to my heart. The director, Margarett Perry, is an avid baseball fan and wanted the audience to walk into the third-floor Loft theatre and feel "big baseball love." For me, that meant incorporating the home of the Big Red Machine and the 4192 hit--Riverfront Stadium. An extrapolated silhouette of Riverfront stadium to serve as the crowning backdrop of both Giamatti's office and Rose's office (the field) communicated big baseball love while providing an environment for the series of life-altering decisions.

TamARA L. Honesty
Scenic Designer
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When you hire Tammy Honesty you get a generous collaborator and an innovative designer/educator.  Through active listening, conversation, and research, she creates a vision for the production that fulfills or exceeds the director’s expectations. She understands deadlines, understands budgets, and understands working as a member of a team. Tammy brings a positive energy to every production meeting and technical rehearsal. She is not easily flustered and open to change. Tammy is always the consummate professional.