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.