Today scenic design is taught and classified into two types… Box Sets & Unit Sets.
I would like to propose additional scenic design classifications (which can be viewed above and are listed below). Each week I will focus on a different classification. Some of these can be combined and could be debated that some of these “classifications” are the same but, by redefining the terms we use designers, artists and theater practitioners we can further understand what scenic design is, can be and will be as theater progresses further.
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Atmospheric: “Tartufe” - Katrin Brack
Box: “Venus in Fur” – John Lee Beatty
Green: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” – Donyale Werle
Digital: “The Magic Flute” - Esther Bialas
Found Space: “The Drowned Man” – Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughn & Beatrice Minns
Installation: “Death of a Salesman” – Narelle Sissons
Light: “Passing Strange” – David Korins
Material: “Don Giovanni” – Frank Gehry
Motion Based: “Replacement” - Barbara Ehnes
Unit: “Ragtime” – Derek McLane