Sometimes you want a really cool backdrop but don’t have a lot of stage depth to play with. Japanese shoji screens are a great way to add some life and texture to a stage without taking up a lot of space. You can buy them around $50 if you know where to look (like Hobby Lobby or Target), or you can spend a bit more depending on what types of shoji screens you’re looking for. They come in colors, patterns, or in plain white (my favorite). The thin translucent paper is perfect for both front or backlighting.
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