Monday, January 25, 2010

Playwriting in 3D Workshop tonight, 6:30pm--talking to Designers

Tonight I'll help lead the second installment of Playwritiing in 3D, an evening dedicated to expanding the conversation between playwrights and designers.  We'll talk with two set designers and two costumer designers about how they approach design, and especially how they approach new work.  I led a similar workshop with Stagesource last April, where we talked with sound and lighting designers.

Here's the info:

Join us on Monday, January 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, for this discussion, presentation and audience Q&A.  Admission is $15 for StageSource and Rhombus members, $25 for non-members.   Sign-up on-line or by phone by calling 617-720-6066.  Payment is due at time of sign up.

As playwrights strive to create work that takes full advantage of the three-dimensional world of the theatre, they need to understand how designers think and how they use design to shape the environment and impact of a production. What are the possibilities? What confuses designers in a script and what delights them? Are there ways to start the interaction between playwrights and designers sooner? What vocabulary will allow playwrights and designers to work more effectively together? 

These are just some of the questions that we'll address in an extended conversation (and show and tell) with costume designers, Gail Buckley and Greg Maraio, and set designers, Richard Chambers and Christina Todesco. Moderated by the Rhombus playwrights' group's Patrick Gabridge.   This is an evening for anyone interested in new work, design, and the collaborative process.  Last year's panel of sound and lighting designers was a resounding success, and now we're back with set and costume designers to help fill in the rest of the picture.

The Charlestown Working Theater is located in a brick Victorian-era firehouse at:

   442 Bunker Hill Street
   Charlestown, MA 02129

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