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Set Designer Questions

  • 1.  Set Designer Questions

    Posted 06-20-2019 10:24
    Hi there,
    I am preparing for our Fall Play "You Can't Take It With You", opening November 2019 and I need to give the following information to potential set designers. I was hoping this community can help me with these questions.
    Thank you in advance for your insights!
    1) Production timeline - what should the timeline be for 
    - Conceiving (sketches, illustrations, ground plan)
    - Detailing
    - Approvals
    - Scenic Construction 
    - Production Week - Install in the space (our production will be performing in an off campus venue)
    2) What are the responsibilities of the set designer? This is a Guest Artist, not a position at our school. 

    Jordan Fox
    Theater Faculty
    Los Angeles CA

  • 2.  RE: Set Designer Questions

    Posted 06-20-2019 10:31
    There are several posts on my blog (link below) about this topic: hiring them, scope of work, what to look for, how they're not all the same, scheduling, and so forth. Go to the Table of Contents and you'll find lots of information.

    George F. Ledo
    Set designer

  • 3.  RE: Set Designer Questions

    Posted 06-21-2019 10:44
    Thank you so much!

  • 4.  RE: Set Designer Questions

    Posted 11-23-2019 11:45
    I'd like to come see your production of You Can't Take It With You.
    When and where ?

    Donn Robinson
    Northridge CA