seagull works chicago scenery shop

SEAGULL WORKS SCENE SHOP

is a theater design and construction company committed to creating exceptional products where the needs and expectations of our clients is of primary importance. We achieve innovative and excellent results through careful planning, a clear understanding of the project and the active participation of our clients throughout the design and building process.



DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!

I would like to introduce Seagull Works Scene Shop as a resource for all of your set construction needs. Founded by myself, we have been producing top quality and award winning sets at an affordable budget since 1999.
Our experienced team will collaborate with your creative staff in creating custom scenery that is dynamic and interactive. We also offer services in design and renovation with a free estimate.
Please check out our portfolio on our website and keep us in mind for your future projects

WE BUILD AND INSTALL SCENERY FOR THEATER, FILM, TRADE SHOWS OR CORPORATE EVENTS, theater stages, houses, lobbies and fire escape exits, affordable stage machinery, fly systems and risers, as well as providing set designs, construction, art painting and props. Our services also include architectural drawings, city approval and permits.
We can provide a technical director for your production meetings, tech. week and run of your show.

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Do you have a special project or production on desk, and find your budget has already gotten out of control?
Consider Seagull Works your early stage professional consultant and eliminate the issues.
As shop owner I constantly get projects requesting an estimate, and many, if not all of them are significantly over-designed.
For example, the limit of a budget can be $14,000, but designers are not feeling the limit and begin creating very expansive designs, which are equal to $24,000! From there a very painful process begins – cutting the design in order to meet the budget numbers and the task of scaling back the scenery to meet a $14,000 budget from $24,000.

Theaters should consider consulting with our shop earlier in the project. With our expertise, we can direct and consult a designer on costs before the final design is completed – and help you avoid making cuts to your scenery. Theaters can also hire our experienced designers direct, which means we will create design for your exact budget and not a dollar more.

No painful cuts! With our award-winning vision and expertise, we can consult with you at the idea or sketch level and provide adjustments and exclusive tips that can help you significantly lower your costs. Seagull Works is your one-stop source for all of your design needs, with award-winning designers who will work with you to help reduce and reclaim your budget.

Best Wishes,

Andrei Onegin, shop owner.

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SERVICES:

• Construction and installation of Scenery for THEATER, FILM, TRADE SHOWS OR CORPORATE EVENTS:
We deliver a professional finished product on any budget.

• Prop Design and Construction
Elevate your performance with period furniture, silverware and more.

• Technical Assistance
We provide our team all the way from designing to closing your show.

• Capital Improvements & New Construction
Upgrade your space with safe and stylish stages, houses, facades, fire exits and more.

• Theatrical Machinery & Special Effects
Innovating magical atmospheres with fly systems, turn tables and more.

• Metal Fabrication
Sculptures, objects, decor, and public art.

• Scenic Design
Original and Imaginative designs by Andrei Onegin and Ray Toler

• LOW BUDGET ?
We will make it happen on budget that you can afford

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WHAT’S NEW?

|. Our award winning designers will design and produce sets for your exact budget, and not a dollar more!

||. Low budget? We will build just the essential elements of your set. Order today and pick up tomorrow! Paint by yourself and Save!


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ANDREI ONEGIN, MFA, Scenic Designer, shop owner.

During the 33 years of Andrei’s theater career he has participated in and accomplished more than 120 productions, and worked for such legendary companies as Moscow Art Theater, Kabuki and Comédie-Française.
He received his MFA in 1992 from The Moscow Art Theater School with a concentration on set design, engineering and production.
Andrei has been successfully designing and fabricating as a general contractor, developer, scene shop foreman and project manager in the Chicagoland since 1998.

Andrei is
2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Black Theater Alliance Award RECIPIENT for Best Set Design,
2014 Non-Equity Wing JEFF Award RECIPIENT for best set design,
2014 and 2013 Equity Wing JEFF Award nominee for best midsize set design,
2014 and 2013 Black Excellence Award RECIPIENT for Outstanding technical support (set).