Grammy award winner Lauren Daigle burst onto the Christian music scene in 2015. Her third album, Look Up Child, led to a tour that, like everything else, was halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative direction and production design for Daigle, who has crossed over into the mainstream, were handled by Nathan Alves and Seth Jackson, of The Darkroom Creative. “She’s a very warm, touchy, and emotionally connective person,” Jackson says, “and that was the stage she needed to feel comfortable in, so she could not feel hindered or held back at all. The biggest thing about this show was that it had to feel warm, it had to feel welcoming, and feel hardware-free.
The original scenic idea “was something soft, with no edges,” Alves says. Eliminating corners was a difficult task, Alves says. “As production designers, we want to do things that are efficient, that tour well, and come in and out of buildings easily. When you stop playing with squares, all of that is out of the window. We were excited to do it, but it was definitely challenging, figuring out how to make it feel soft without building something 100% custom.” The set’s floor is covered with Harlequin Reversible Pro marley.