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Stagecraft Week 17 

(May 24-28, 2021)

Important terms/concepts/info are in RED.

Google Classroom assignments are in BLUE.

Ms. Price provides ALL learning for absent students in a self-directed format so there is NO NEED TO ZOOM if quarantined

Just read & understand/complete each of the day's activities below.  You are EXPECTED to keep up with what's going on in class.

If absent or quarantined, read the following, and then complete the learning tasks under Day 1 & Day 2 below...


In this Stagecraft unit, we are learning about THE PROCESS OF DESIGN.

So far we've learned the following about the process of theatrical (Scenic) design:

1.) Often, design starts with an overall FEELING or mood that the designer hopes to achieve for an audience.

2.) Designers read the script to determine what  NEEDS to be included in their designs.  (Needs are both stated and implied in the script.)

3.) Designers speak (early on) with the production's Director to understand her/his vision for the show.

4.) Designers conduct RESEARCH for design-related needs, as well as for their own design ideas.

5.) Many designs "start" with an INSPIRATION image, idea, or item that has surfaced during the design process.

6.) Designers create an overall DESIGN CONCEPT that drives all design decisions.

7.) Making IDEAS visible to others is important with design. One way to initially do this is by creating "NAPKIN SKETCHES".

This week's lessons are focused on...  


Day 1: Design Meetings

1.)  Choose your INDIVIDUAL focus for the week and write it in your Process Journal in Google Classroom under Week 17.  If absent or quarantined, be sure complete for this week.

2.) Watched and discussed a video:  The Lion King - Setting the Scene

3.) Reviewed last week's question:  Have you ignored any part of usable storytelling space?  (cyc, legs, apron, above the stage, etc.)

4.) Reviewed Design Meeting Rubric  (Read Design Meeting Rubric HERE)   

5.) Each group met with KP & G to share their scenic designs & transitions.  (When not in your design meeting, be sure to work on your design presentation which must be VISUAL and AUDIENCE-FOCUSED.)

  • Be sure to bring your individual Set Needs, Research, Inspiration, and Napkin Sketches.

Day 2:  Design Presentation Preparation

Students were given time to work on any adjustments to their designs (based on design meeting from last class) and to work on their Design Presentations (due next class).

Note:  You can read/access your Final Musical Design Project assignment HERE the and the rubric  HEREBe sure to follow the suggestions/requirements for your PRESENTATION as described on page 2 of your assignment task sheet.

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