Artifacts of the Classroom: Set Designs for Ah, Wilderness

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Sketches of chairs from the early 1900s for the play's setting in New England, 1906.
Narrowing it down: an American pressed wood rocking chair c. 1900
Hand-colored black and white photos were the inspiration for the lighting design.
A model of the set for "Ah, Wilderness" was used to prepare the lighting.
A close up of the model shows how close audience members are to the action.

Course: THST 222 - 01 Survey of Theatre Design

Students work collaboratively to learn the process of creating a theatrical production as it goes from page to stage. That includes a lot of planning and sketching, so much more than meets the audience eye on opening night!