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An Exploration in Technical Direction at Kalamazoo College
The technical director in today's theatre world needs to be a true jack of all trades. A good technical director is well equipped with organizational skills, communication skills, and talents in carpentry, rigging, ...
A Sinking Feeling: Scenic Design for Joe Tracz's Phenomena of Decline
Sometimes an opportunity appears in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. As I approached my senior year here at Kalamazoo College, one such opportunity came into focus. I am primarily a student of design. ...
Light Inquiries: The Life of a Lighting Designer
"One of the most frequent comments made about training for the lighting designer is that it usually ignores the realities of day-to-day life in the profession. No book gives even a hint about 'how to survive.' I think ...
Designing Sorrows and Rejoicings
I took on a challenge when I decided to do the scenic design for the main stage show Sorrows and Rejoicings for my senior project. All I had going for me was a love of designing and one failed attempt in my past. In this ...
Computer-Aided Drafting for Lighting Design
The author describes how her interest in theatrical design comes from a desire to pursue both creative and analytical studies, and how she decided to teach herself how to use the computer-assisted design program Vectorworks, ...