A Non-Skid Groundcloth
Philip E. Hacker
The following method for making a non-skid groundcloth was devised at the University of New Mexico to meet the needs of a specific touring production in which cast members stilt-danced on the groundcloth.
The groundcloth had to be tacky enough to provide a sure footing for the stilts strapped to the actors’ legs. It also had to resist bunching up around the base of the stilts, and it had to be kept from sliding across the surface of the deck.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
|Large bucket||Paint brushes|
|80z Duck or scenery cloth||Deck broom|
|Phlex-glue||Fairly coarse sawdust|
|Phlex-glue Super Plastisizer||Sizewater|
|Latex paint||6″ or 8″ Sonotubem|
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