Competitions - Scene Design

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Rules
from the "FLThespian" website.
 
  1. Students must select from a specified list of Tech Plays which changes each year.
  2. The student must construct an original, three dimensional model OR perspective rendering executed to the scale of EITHER 1/4″ = 10″ OR 1/2″ = 10″ showing the set and its relationship to the theatrical space. Renderings and/or models must be done for at least one set required in the production.

  3. Computer assisted design is acceptable.

  4. At least one figure must be included in the rendering or model to show proportion and scale.

  5. The student must draw a floor plan to the same scale which justifies the storage and shifting for ALL sets in the show.

  6. The set is to be designed for a stage with a proscenium opening of 38′ w x 20′ h, an apron 6′ deep, and wing space. The stage has a maximum depth of 30′ from the proscenium line to the back wall with a wing measuring 15′x30′ on each side. The proscenium arch and wing space must be represented in the model.

  7. The student must present a justification of the design. Note cards may be used.

  8. Only one student may be involved in the design. NO COLLABORATION.

  9. All artwork used must be the original work of the entrant.

  10. The event will not exceed ten (10) minutes. The student presentation is not to exceed five (5) of these ten (10) minutes.

  11. A bibliography is required documenting all resources used including but not limited to written and electronic sources.  The bibliography must be in MLA style.

  12. Budgetary consideration will not affect adjudication.

 
Best Scores ... Ever! (States)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Excellent
  • Kat Connelly, "Diary of Anne Frank" (2015)
  • Brianna Courchene, "August: Osage County" (2014)
  • Sarah Hudak, "Steel Magnolias" (2010)
 
Judges' Criteria
 
  • Accuracy (Period and Style)
 
  • Attention to Detail
 
  • Function (Use of Space)
 
  • Interpretation (Theme and Mood)
 
  • Problem Solving/Creativity
 
  • Presentation/Justification
 
Best Scores ... Ever! (Districts)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
  • Kat Connelly, "Diary of Anne Frank" (2015)
  • Brianna Courchene, "Noises Off" (2015)
  • Brianna Courchene, "August: Osage County" (2014)
  • Sarah Hudak, "Steel Magnolias" (2010)
  • Jon Blacklidge, "A Raisin in the Sun" (2006)
Excellent
  • Jessica Courchene, "Chicago" (2012)
  • Chrissy Herreid, "Hairspray" (2011)
  • Lindsay Fleming, "Crimes of the Heart" (2006)
Sponsor's #1 Advice

Do your research!!!  In watching numerous Scene Design events, I've noticed that judges are extremely interested in how authentic your set is to its location and time period.

They are interested in the basics : keeping open sight lines, creating acting space, entrance/exit management, but it's the little details that establish setting and mood that will really sell your design.

Remember that you are building to scale.  This includes patterns and set furniture.  On a 1/2" scale, multiply the size of everything by 24:1.  My advice is to never build using the 1/4" scale option unless you have tiny micro-robot fingers.

 

Thespians' Advice
 
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