Tag Archive | design

The Art of Stage Management (Yep, I said it)

In the stage management community there are repeated cycles of discussion around the same topic: We are managers in the arts. But are we also artists? In the past, I have heard arguments in favor of stage management artistry mostly focused on the “how does s/he do it” element of our jobs. The way stage […]

Theatre Against Actors, or When Did Our Art Become Craft?

In my post on the blog last week, Cheap Theatremaking, I discussed the tendency of some individuals on the performance or non-technical side of theatre to advocate minimal designs, and the negative reaction that can ensue from designers and production staff who feel their work may be undervalued. This week I would like to look […]

Cheap Theatremaking

I have often heard professors of some of my theatre classes advocating the advantage of not having “a lot of stuff” onstage. In other words, minimal (or no) constructed design elements. Natural light in an empty room can be even more effective than a fancy light plot on a proscenium stage, we’ve discussed. We’ve looked […]