Connecting Literature to Stage Design: Young Desig...
Through the three-part Young Designers in the Spotlight (YDS) program, Orlando REP will provide students with an opportunity to create theatrical design inspired by a narrative text of their teacher’s choice, with guidance and inspiration from working technical theatre professionals.
Part 1: Teachers receive a lesson plan packet, including a copy of the project-based learning plan as well as a Design Fundamental Video that outlines principles of theatrical design (in costumes, sets, and lighting). Teachers and Orlando REP arrange a 30-45 minute conference call meeting, to inspire and give direction to students as working professionals at the theatre discuss their work. Participants from Orlando REP can include the Director of Production Technology, Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, Senior Director of Production, Assistant Technical Director, Prop Master, and others.
Part 2: Students read and analyze a narrative text (can be a play, or existing required grade-level reading), and discuss the text and design considerations as a class. Students then create research/inspiration boards for the design of their choosing, and craft 2D or 3D final design projects.
Part 3: Students and teachers complete an evaluation, which outlines their learning and measures the impact of the program. Final designs will be submitted to Orlando REP to be featured on the REP’s blog and social media. Please see the attached Lesson Plan for further detail.
Standards addressed in this program are: