SCENE DESIGN

CHOICE OF PLAYS

The Board of Directors of Florida Thespians voted to remove the list of titles the students can choose from for their technical events. 


This was for a few reasons: It brings us closer in line with EdTA and their events so students can participate in the International Thespian Excellence Awards (THESPYs) at the National level. It offers students a chance to find titles and themes that appeal to them. Finally, it gives students a chance to be inclusive in their play selection, so we can reflect our diverse student body in Florida.  

RULES

  1. All rules listed in the Individual Events General Rules apply.
  2. The student must construct an original, three-dimensional model OR perspective rendering executed to 1/4” = 1’0” OR 1/2″ = 1’0″ showing the set and its relationship to the theatrical space. 
  3. Computer aided design is acceptable.
  4. At least one figure (to scale) must be included in the rendering or model to show proportion and scale.
  5. If a multi-set play is chosen, only ONE scene shall be designed.
  6. The student must include a floor plan of the same scale with their model or rendering.
  7. The set is to be designed for a stage with a proscenium opening of 38’ w x 20’ h. An apron with a depth of 6′ may also be included. The proscenium arch and wing space must be represented in the model.
  8. The student must present a justification of the designs. Note cards may be used.
  9. Only one student may be involved in the set of designs. NO COLLABORATION.
  10. All artwork used must be the original work of the entrant.
  11. The event will not exceed ten (10) minutes. The student presentation is not to exceed five (5) of these ten (10) minutes.
  12. A bibliography is required documenting all resources used including but not limited to written and electronic sources. The bibliography must be in MLA style.

MATERIALS

  1. Each room will be provided with one (1) 4×4 card type table, which will not support standing weight. You are limited to this furniture for the event.