Bennington Plays: Design (DRA4129.01)

Michael Giannitti

This project-based class is for designers developing and implementing scenic, lighting, or costume designs for productions of new student written plays. Teams of directors and designers will work with other students in corresponding courses for playwrights, directors and actors, who are participating in the Bennington Plays Festival.

In a laboratory atmosphere, we will collaboratively develop an overall design approach for the festival, as well as specific designs for each play (either individually or collectively). Richard MacPike (Technical Instructor in Costume Production) will provide guidance and mentoring to costume designers. Particular attention will be placed on collaboration and communication between designers and directors, but also among and between all participants. Designers will meet once a week on Monday evenings and also attend drama production meetings on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm, through the performances in early to mid May. Students will also write a post-performance reflective essay.

Prerequisites: At least one previous course in set or lighting design and permission of instructor
Credits: 2
M 7:00-8:50
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: One time only
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