Scenic Design – The aspect of a production that gives a sense of ‘space’ or location. Can be realistic or symbolic. Aids in creating ‘atmosphere’.
Mood Board (Concept) – A poster that contains imagery that will help focus the design or conceptual weight of a piece of theater.
Thumbnail Sketch – A quick sketch or drawing that becomes the starting point for a design.
Stage Configuration – The layout of the stage in the theater you are producing the play.
Groundplan/”Birds Eye View” – The top down look of the design. Gives you an idea of WHERE things are on the stage.
Elevation – The FRONT look of the design. Gives you an idea of what you will see when you are looking at the stage.
Flat – A scenic piece that is used to build doorways or walls. Light, flexible, and can be built to order.
Sight Lines – The view of an audience onto the stage. Sight Lines are taken from many different seats to see what they see.
Masking/Masking Flats – Flats or curtains designed to ‘hide’ the elements of the stage we don’t want the audience to see.