Please follow the rubric and instructions.
High School Technical Theatre
- Each student will use the script from “Noises Off” (by Michael Frayn, Anchor Paperback, c2002). Each student is responsible for obtaining the script from a library or bookstore. Choose, submit, and present the three following design elements that would be used in the show process.
- The student must present a short written and oral synopsis of the show and characters including the setting
- If the student has extensive technical theater experience, the student may present a portfolio for review in addition to the below linked requirements. All students will be interviewed to speak about their experience, ambition, and goals. Students will also be asked to explain all of their design choices
Set Design – Design the set by following the following steps:
- Create a set rendering (an artistic drawing of what the final design should look like i.e. a sketch).
- Create a scale ground plan (top down view with all measurements, dimensions, and ratios correct for the set).
- Create scale 3-d model of the set (it should be in some sort of scale that makes sense; ½” or ¼” [on the model] = 1’ [in real life] are common choices, and it should look similar to the finished product of the rendering).
Costume Design – Design all of the costumes to be used in the show. You may sketch, color, paint, clip from magazines, print pieces from the internet, or even craft and sew them. Costumes should make sense for the time period being portrayed in the production and may emphasize, or hint at, qualities and traits of the character.
Prop Design – Create a props list: Do NOT just list the props in the show. Working through any act, find all of the props needed for that act.
- Create a working budget for the props department. Do NOT just list the props in the show. Working through any act, find all of the props needed for that act.
- Create a budget for buying/crafting/finding all of the necessary props for this act: create a props list, find the items on amazon, eBay, craigslist, etc., compile the data and “submit” the budget to buy or craft all necessary props. Be creative. (for example, real sardines on a plate night after night will get a bit funky. How can you make it look like there are sardines on the plate eight times a week for 52 weeks without having to open a new can every night?)