The Grand Budapest Hotel was actually an old abandoned shopping mall.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Our Town (Green - Wood Cemetery)

Set Design by Daniel Geggatt


Urinetown. Soutra Gilmour.

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Act One (Vivian Beaumont Theatre) 

Design by Beowulf Boritt


Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Berliner Ensemble

Director: Robert Wilson

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"Sunday In The Park With George"

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Sunday in the Park With George. Kevin Depinet.

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Macbeth (Pioneer Theatre Company)

Set Design by Gary English


Today scenic design is taught and classified into two types… Box Sets & Unit Sets.

I would like to propose additional scenic design classifications (which can be viewed above and are listed below).  Each week I will focus on a different classification.  Some of these can be combined and could be debated that some of these “classifications” are the same but, by redefining the terms we use designers, artists and theater practitioners we can further understand what scenic design is, can be and will be as theater progresses further.  

Got a question, comment, thought?  Hate it?  Love it?  Think I’m a fool? Got something to contribute?  I want to hear from you!  Let’s get a discussion going!

Atmospheric:  Tartufe” - Katrin Brack

Box: “Venus in Fur” – John Lee Beatty

Green: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” – Donyale Werle

Digital: “The Magic Flute” - Esther Bialas

Found Space: “The Drowned Man” – Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughn & Beatrice Minns

Installation: “Death of a Salesman” – Narelle Sissons

Light: “Passing Strange” – David Korins

Material:  “Don Giovanni” – Frank Gehry

Motion Based: “Replacement” - Barbara Ehnes

Unit: “Ragtime” – Derek McLane

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Bryce Cutler

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