Course Description

Introduction to Theatre Space – Dram240

Fall Semester – 2013

Adair Redish 

Students will be introduced to the nature of technical production, its many areas, its specific jobs, as well as its integral connection to theatre space and the design aspects of a production, particularly set design and stage management.

The major software programs students will use include CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) and MS Office.

Once students are familiar with the department’s three theatre venues, practical projects will include groundplan drawings, drafting, set design, working with workshop tools, construction materials and techniques, safety issues, budgets, scene painting, promptbooks and stage management paperwork. Student evaluation will be based on participation in lecture and lab components, acquisition of skills, attitude, plus several completed assignments;

  • A groundplan using CAD of one of a productions including 1/8” scale printout.
  • A prompt script for a published play to include scene breakdown, daily rehearsal schedule, rehearsal reports, technical schedule, running sheets, contact sheets, blocking codes, properties track, etc.
  • A construction project.
  • 2 short quizzes


Prompt Script                  25%

Ground plan                    40%

Construction project.       20%

Attendance /participation  5%

2 Quizzes                       10%


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