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the role of the LIGHTING designer

If you chose to serve on the  SET DESIGN TEAM for this semester's Advanced Acting show, you are responsible for participating in design team meetings as well as growing as a designer during the rehearsal and performance process.


If serving on the Set Design Team, you are ALSO responsible for independently learning about the role of a scenic designer as outlined below. 


Please be sure you collect/document your learning and your design journey in your  Process Journal.

part III: dress/tech rehearsals & Performance



Task #1: TECH/DRESS DEADLINE (Formative Grade):  Prior to Dress/Tech rehearsals, all lights must be hung, focused, and programmed (including audience entrance lighting), and the lighting design should be complete.  It's preferable that a dry run (with the SM/ Director) has been completed PRIOR to the first tech rehearsal, in order to ensure that the tech rehearsal runs more smoothly and everyone's time is respected.

Task #2: WATCH & RESPOND (Formative Grade)

Video:  Behind the Scenes at Disney's Aladdin

Journal TITLE:  Calltime​ / Pre-Show Checklist

1. In professional theatre, as shown in this video, what are the (specific) tasks performed by YOUR (assigned) role prior to a show?  

2.  What are some of the things that YOU could put on YOUR Pre-Show checklist to be sure our show runs smoothly?  (Think of ALL the things necessary from the time you enter the black box until the show starts, including things like "Where do I put my personal belongings?" or "Where should this prop be pre-set?" or "What's the best place for this quick change to happen?" Etc.  Don't forget to include "sign in with SM" on your checklist.)

Task #3: PRE-SHOW CHECKLIST  (Formative Grade):  You will create YOUR Pre-Show Checklist with ALL tasks to consider prior to the show.  This MUST be well-thought out and completed/hung up PRIOR to the FIRST dress/tech rehearsal.  Type and print your checklist (with your name in large font at the top) and hang in a designated area backstage.  (Keep in mind that you will most likely need to add to this list from things you learn or are reminded of in dress/tech rehearsals.)

EXPLORE MORE (optional):


(This list will be added to over time.  Let KP know if you find any helpful information that could be useful to future Advanced Acting students.)

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