April 1, 2015
Faye Armon-Troncoso is the first and only props/set dresser to have ever won an Obie Award. Faye specializes in building and finding props, set dressing and special effects, including fake blood.
Her Broadway credits include Fun Home, The River, Of Mice and Men, Macbeth, Testament of Mary, Golden Boy, Clybourne Park, Warhorse, Merchant of Venice, Enron and Seascape. Faye won an Obie in 2004 for the Off-Broadway production of BUG, by Tracy Letts.
Learn more about Faye’s work on her website.
How did your company start?
In 1996, I first started doing props Off-Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village as a freelance prop designer and set dresser. Like most people back then — I didn’t know that my responsibilities were to provide everything that the actor touches, all the furniture, any special effects, and all the set dressing! I’ve been doing props ever since around town and now with Fun Home on Broadway and Mystery of Love & Sex at Lincoln Center Theater.
Describe your company in three words.
Creative, experienced, and fantastic!
Why did you choose to be in the NoMad District?
The NoMad District is the absolute best for my business! Right next to the flea market on the weekends, floral district, Home Depot, my Broadway theaters, and Madison Square Park — I love this hood! I would live here!
How does the neighborhood influence how you do business?
The neighborhood lets me do what I need to do — when I need to do it. I never have problems in this part of town. During the week, I can get cabs, and on the weekends, I can pull up right in front of the building and drop items off to my studio. It’s very convenient for my clients to stop by as well.
What are some of your favorite spots to decompress after work?
I like going to Hill Country and get my BBQ and beer on! Fridays: I love to head over to Fairway — grab some groceries then head over to the Latin American Restaurant, 29 West 26th Street for some Latin food. Then, go home to my husband David and Boston Terrier Bella.
Where’s your go-to for morning coffee?
Starbucks — right on the corner!
What’s been your favorite installation in Madison Square Park?
Ivan Navarro’s: This Land is Your Land — I just loved those little water towers!
What’s your favorite menu item at Shake Shack?
The Shackburger with cheese is out of this world!