Design

Paraphrase Productions believes that Design is at the root of a quality production. Regardless of budget, the design of a production is what brings the audience into the world imagined by the playwright and director. Designers of Paraprhase Productions' Emerging Artists program are tasked with designing the set for the capstone project.

Designers will receive one on one training from an instructor in the Emerging Artists Program. Throughout the course of the program they will have the opportunity to work in various creative departments during the rehearsal and performance process of Paraprhase Productions' summer musicals.

 ‘Nice Fish’ - Directed by Alex Thibeau, Designed by Peck Trachsel (2018)

‘Nice Fish’ - Directed by Alex Thibeau, Designed by Peck Trachsel (2018)

Required Texts


 ‘The Glass Menagerie’ - Directed and Designed by Drew McCornack (2017)

‘The Glass Menagerie’ - Directed and Designed by Drew McCornack (2017)

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to draft a set design

  • Create a working scale model of the set

  • Guide a team in the construction of a set

  • Think creatively about set design

  • Work with the director on creating a cohesive design

  • Understand how to best communicate with members of other departments

  • Create a fully functional set