Set Design Archive

Here is a collection of earlier blog posts on
Theater Set Design, arranged by design phase or topic:

(Posts repeat under multiple topics.  Just to confuse you, several early blog posts were titled "Set Designer's Day")


2D and 3D
Wear Your Coat to See David Bates Even if It's Hot

ACTORS
Characters

AGING (a set)
Opening Night

ALICE THROUGH THE PROSCENIUM (my how-to scenic design book)
Snippet Central (excerpts)
Book Time!
Pulp-o-mizer!
Kindle Editions

ANIMALS
Scenic Zoology

ANIMATION
Animated Set Design

ART
Art Break
Art as Set Dressing
Art Museum Visits
Conversations
Wear Your Coat to See David Bates Even if It's Hot
Forbidden Sketching

ARTS FUNDING (and Supporting Theatre)
Million Muppet March
Woohoo! Arts Funding
Starting the New Year Right
Kickstarter is Kickin'!
Put Us in the Dog House!
Woohoo! NEA Grant to Kitchen Dog
Put Us in the Dog House
Update on the Dog House Challenge
New Year's, New Fun Stuff to Do
Producing on Broadway
A New Dog House!
Inauguration Day
Please Write Your Senator...
Up is Down, Black is White
Theater for All!

AUDIENCE REACTION
Gappiness in Blogging

AWARDS
Shout-Out!
Nice News
Critics' Forum Awards
Embarrassing Post
Vicarious Tony Thrill
The Pritzker Prize and Fairness
Pen Award Winner!
Successful Smearing
Your Own Awards
Please Forgive a Little Back-Patting
News Break
I Needed the Laugh

AXONOMETRIC DRAWING
Starting Construction Drawings
First Steps...

BAMBOO (real)
Not a Review: Fly!

BIOS
Writing the Bio
Most Impressive Bio

BLOCKING
So Much Going On
Theatrical Sketches (Stanislavski)

BOOKS (as set dressing)
Finishing Touches
News Break

BOOKS (as, you know, books)
(What to) Coloring Book
Building With Books
Color Junkie

BRAINSTORMING
Paper Rules!

BRICK (faux)
Set Designer's Day (Brick)

BROADWAY (On and Off)
Matilda on Broadway
Back From NYC (Matilda)
Vicarious Tony Thrill (Matilda)

BUDGETS and LIMITATIONS
Ruth Photo
Embarrassing Post
Not a Review: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Not a Review: The Odd Couple
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Anna Louizos

BUILD
Build
Today's Lesson
Ha!
Set Designer's Day (Tree)
Set Designer's Day (Brick)
Fall in the Pool
Frequency Build
Weeding
Set Designer's Weekend
Low or High Tech
High and Low Tech - Part II
Too Tired to Write Much
Sign How-To
A Grab Bag
Painting Slats
Back to the Land of the Living...
Simultaneity
Progress Pic
This n' That
Tweaky, Tweaky
Load-In
Short Builds
Cursed Carpentry
Just Floatin' Along
Sitting and Looking
Greening the Stage
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)
Scenic Zoology
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things
Craftsmanship

CAD (Computer Aided Drawing and Design also computer games)
Monsterpiece Theater
A Peek into the Past
Eat Cake!
Catch Up
Paper Rules!

CHANGES
Changes
Scramble
Aurghhh!
So Much Going On
Rethinking a Design
Further Adventures of a Plan
Living Playwrights
A Grab Bag
Some Days...
Variations
Yet More Variations
Tweaky, Tweaky
Details, Details, Details
Scenic Master Class Speaker: Rob Howell (between venues)
Eras End
A French Trend

CHILDREN'S THEATER
Back to the Land of the Living...
Set Design From Scratch
A French Trend
Quick! One More Show!

CLASS
High Brow? or Low Brow?

COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION
Collaboration
Schematic Design Meeting
Gettin' Along with Folks
Collaboration
Translation
Car Time
Urgent Messages
Remote Color Selection
Furniture Pull
Variations
Colleagues
Fun Stuff and Colleagues
How to Pick Stage Furniture
Production Meeting Weirdness
Show T-Shirts
Coffee Klatch
Community
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Donald Holder
The Pritzker Prize and Fairness
Runnin' Crazy, Or, Scenic Design as a Profession
Set Design From Scratch
What a Month!
Red (tape, rage) and... Blue

COLOR
Fun with Hardware Stores
Silverizing
Alive on Stage!
Chip It!
Remote Color Selection
Set Designer's Life (flamingo)
Painted Model
Line Drawing
Color Schemes
(What to) Coloring Book
Art Museum Visits (Romare Bearden)
Color Junkie
A Set Design from Scratch
A French Trend
Gummy Bears for Lunch
Scenic Painting Examples

CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Construction Drawings
Drafting
Drafting Day
Spoiler! Construction Drawings
Starting Construction Drawings
REALLY Starting Construction Drawings
R&J Construction Drawings

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS
Weeding
Simultaneity
Progress Pic
This n' That
Stretching...
Process Pics (Romeo and Juliet)
Scenic Zoology (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Scenic Painting - Backdrops (The Winter's Tale)
Scenic Painting Examples (various)
Craftsmanship (Silent Sky)

COPYRIGHT (also see PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES)
Copyright
On Copyright and the Public Domain
SNIPPET # 7 
Copyright on the Internet
Copyright Has Never Been This Cute
Copyright and Trolls
Public Domain Treasure
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit
Cornelius Parker, You Rascal You
Save Pepe!
I Needed the Laugh

COSTUMES
Set Designer / Fashionista

CREATIVITY (also see INSPIRATION)
Hare Brain v Tortoise Brain
Recharging
Creativity n' Cool
Inspirational Photos
Set Designer's Weekend
To Do
Obsessed
Reading Play Scripts
More Quotage
Paper Rules!

CRITICS & REVIEWS & PRESS
Critics
First Review is In
Criticism in Context
Gotta Laugh
Reviews
"Becky" Review
Set Designer's Day, the Press, and Treasure Hunting
Good Reviews
On Reviewers
Pictures in the Paper
Wodehouse World
Importance of Critics
David Mamet on Designers
Conversations
Quote of the Day
A Bit More Charlie
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things
That Radio Thing
Women in Theater
Presidents' Day

CYCS (or cycloramas)
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Donald Holder

DALLAS & FORT WORTH THEATER
New Venue
A Golden Age
Dallas Theater is Varied
Rule of Three
The Ghost in the Theater (Frank Lloyd Wright)
Eras End (Kitchen Dog Theater, the MAC)
Goodbye Old Blue (Kitchen Dog Theater)
Passing (Rose Pearson, Circle Theatre)
A New Dog House! (Kitchen Dog Theater)

DEADLINES
Deadlines
Crunch Time
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)

DECISION-MAKING
Anticipation
Ha!
First Steps...

DESIGN (also see Schematic Design)
As You Like It
Designing in Model
Design Subtleties
Editing
Bad First Drafts
The Political Power of (Set) Design
Variations
Recharging
Fight Call and Farcical Design
Painted Model
Alternate Versions
Set Designer's Weekend
Minimalism
Just Floatin' Along
Greening the Stage
Kitchens
David Mamet on Designers
Designers' Revenge
Good Advice
Design Quotes
Set Design From Scratch
First Steps...
Paper Rules!
Scenic Zoology
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit
Scenic Painting Examples

DESIGNER RUN
Taping Out
Fight Call and Farcical Design
Set Designer's Weekend
This n' That
Stumble-Through

DESIGNERS
Ephemera (Melziner's Death of a Salesman)
Renderings (Wade Giampa)
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit (Bob Lavallee)
Cornelius Parker, You Rascal You (Bob Lavallee & Cornelius Parker)
Women in Theatre

DESIGN METHODS
Snippet Central (from Alice Through the Proscenium's "Design Methods" chapter)

DESIGN PROCESS (reading through strike, also see ALICE and STEP-BY-STEP SET DESIGN)
How to Start a Set Design
I Wish...
Set Design From Scratch
First Steps...
Scenic Painting - Backdrops

DETAILS
Ruth Photo
Little Details
Details, Details, Details
Tech Details
Just Floatin' Along
No Matter How Well You Think You Understand...
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)
Production Photo

DISASTER
Today's Lesson (Start the New Year Right)
Four Things for a Designer to Remember

DRAWING (also see CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS and CAD)
Fun with Colored Pencils
Drafting
Fun with Construction Drawings
Low or High Tech
Gesture Sketches
Squidoo Update (sketchbooks)
Architectural Sketches
The Importance of Drawing
Line Drawing
This n' That
New Toy
A Brand New Boise Opens! (Bernini drawings and models)
Theatrical Sketches (Stanislavski)
Lost, Loooossst!
60 Years of Architectural Drafting
Set Design From Scratch
First Steps...
Paper Rules!
What a Month!
Architectural Sketching
Scenic Painting - Backdrops
Forbidden Sketching

DRESS REHEARSAL
Dress Rehearsal

EDITING
Editing

EFFECTS (AKA Special Effects)
Living Playwrights

EMOTIONS
Up and Down
Favorite Shows
Not a Review: In the Next Room
Some Days...
The Fun of Research
It's Like Sand Painting Isn't It?
Jealousy
Red (tape, rage) and... Blue

ENVIRONMENTAL SETS (not confused with SUSTAINABILITY)
Set Designer's Day (Tree)
Weeding
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)
Scenic Zoology

ETHICS
The Ethics and Morals of Theater
Getting Political

FABRIC (also see UPHOLSTERY)
Hunt and Seek
Collaboration
Speed Teching
Business Inspired Design
Fabric Shopping
Color Schemes
Cursed Carpentry
Minimalism
Stretching...
A New York Minute
Scenic Zoology
What Goes Around... Goes Around Again
End of the Rainbow

FAILURE
Film Fest?

FAME / FAMOUS SCENIC DESIGNERS
Ephemera (Jo Melziner)
It's Like Sand Painting Isn't It?
Scenic Master Class Speaker: Rob Howell
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: David Gallo and Ben Heller
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Anna Louizos
Not a Review: Fly! (Anna Louizos)
In Passing (actors)

FANS
A New York Minute

FARCE
Fight Call and Farcical Design

FASHION (more or less)
Show T-Shirts
What to Wear to the Theater
Women in Tech
Set Designer / Fashionista
End of the Rainbow
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

FAUX (Stone, Brick etc... see Stone, Brick, etc.)

FEEDBACK
Designers' Revenge

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
Fight Call and Farcical Design
A French Trend

FILM
Design Quotes
Scouting Locations

FINISHING
Finishing and Reading the Omens
Simultaneity

FIRE DAMAGE (faux)
Punch Lists and Tech

FIREPLACE (faux)
Faux Stone
Scenic Zoology

FIRST READ-THROUGH
First Read-Through

FLOORS
This n' That (floor tile)
Back to Black
Scenic Painting - Backdrops

FOAM
Set Designer's Day (Brick)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike AND Stone
A French Trend
Production Photo

FOLIAGE/PLANTS (see ENVIRONMENTAL SETS)

FOUNTAIN (see WATER)

FREELANCING  (also HEALTH, WEALTH, FAMILY-LIFE, and SELF-EMPLOYMENT)
Sidelined
The Arts and the Holidays
Theatrical Sleep Cycle
Distractions
One of the Perks of Freelancing
Good Advice
Yeesh
Runnin' Crazy, Or, Scenic Design as a Profession
Until...
Gummy Bears for Lunch
Getting Political

FREE SPEECH (and politicking)
A Bit More Charlie
Inauguration Day
RESIST
Please Write Your Senator...
Fit for Empire
Presidents' Day

FURNITURE (also see SET DRESSING)
Pulling Furniture
Return of the Dreaded Sofa
At Home (At Home, by Bill Bryson)
Weather
Homework
Furniture Pull
The Thrill of the Find
Fight Call and Farcical Design
How to Pick Stage Furniture
Ha!
Art Museum Visits
Sometimes the Wheels Fall Off
Eras End
Deep Breath
End of the Rainbow (+ piano)
REALLY Haulin' Stuff (refrigerator)

GEOMETRY
Back to the Land of the Living...

GHOSTS
The Ghost in the Theater

GIFTS (for designers and theater types)
Holiday Gifts

GOVERNMENTAL
Red (tape, rage) and... Blue

GREEN THEATER (see SUSTAINABILITY and RECYCLING)

HABITS
Importance of Habit

HAULING (and TRAVEL)
Scheduling
Weather
Lugging Stuff
Driving Hazards
Runny Aroundy Day
Loading Up
Auto Repair as Archeology
Runnin' Crazy, Or, Scenic Design as a Profession
Enjoy the Lulls
Gummy Bears for Lunch
REALLY Haulin' Stuff

HUMAN PERCEPTION
Magically Confusing the Audience

IMPROVISATION
Free-wheeling

INCORPORATING LIGHTING AND SOUND
Scenic Master Class Speaker: Rob Howell

INSPIRATION
Inspiration
Art Break
Dreaming Up Ideas
Inspirational Photos
Minimalism
Up on the Roof
Obsessed
Architectural Stories
A French Trend

INTERNS
Interns and Apprentices
Intern-y

INTERRUPTIONS
Theater Interrupted
Good Reviews!
Book Sale and Status Update
White Christmas
Distractions
Craftsmanship

KITCHEN SETS
In Brief...
Kitchens
Opening Night

LIFTS (Stage Lifts)
Back to Work

LIGHTING
Surfin'
Ruth Photo
Short Builds
Kitchens (protection)
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Donald Holder
David Mamet on Designers
Back to Work
Paint 'n Light
Craftsmanship

LISTS
Monday Mornings

LiveDesign SCENIC MASTER CLASS 2013
Back From NYC
Vicarious Tony Thrill
Scenic Master Class Speaker: Rob Howell
Rule of Three
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: David Gallo and Ben Heller
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Anna Louizos
Greening the Stage

LOAD-IN
Load-In

LOCATIONS
Scouting Locations

MAGIC
Magically Confusing the Audience

MEASUREMENTS
Four Things for a Designer to Remember

MEETINGS
Meetings
Theatrical Sleep Cycle
Holiday Prep
Paper Rules!

METALS
A Grab Bag

MINIMALISM
Quote of the Day

MODELS
As You Like It
Designing in Model
Now This is What I Call a Model!
Model Building
From Model to Full Sized Set
Mystery Model
Set Designer's Day (tree)
Painted Model
A Brand New Boise Opens! (Bernini drawings and models)
Minimalism
Greening the Stage
Monsterpiece Theater
Architectural Stories
Set Dressing
Model Making: Tapes and Glues
Scenic Zoology

MOTIVATION
Project, Service, or Ego?
David Mamet on Designers

MUSICALS
Music and Set Design
What a Month!

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS - NEA (see Arts Funding)

NOTES (see Rehearsal Reports)

ORGANIZATION
Studio Organization
Into the New Year
Holidays Approaching the Studio
Enjoy the Lulls

OPENING
Approaching Opening
Set Designer's Day - Rest
Opening for Collapse
Reminder: The Whipping Man
Towards Opening...
Opening and Other Up-Dates
Book Sale and Status Update
A Valentine's Present
Sometimes the Wheels Fall Off
Gummy Bears for Lunch

PAINT ELEVATIONS (Also see Scenic Painting)
Paint Elevations
Watercolor Sketching
Painted Model
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things
Scenic Painting - Backdrops

PAPER
Back to the Land of the Living...

PERFECTIONISM
Perfection
Minimalism
Craftsmanship

PERIOD PIECES
Surfin'
How to Start a Set Design

PHOTOCOPIES and PRINT / GRAPHICS
End of the Rainbow
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDS (see also CONSTRUCTION and SET PHOTOS)
Black and White
Model Photography
A Day for Set Photos
Surfin'
Inspirational Photos
Ruth Photo
The Fun of Research
The Trend in Photography
What a Month!
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

PLANTS/FOLIAGE (see ENVIRONMENTAL SETS)

PLAYWRIGHTS (and Writing)
Honestly
Living Playwrights
US Versions of UK Stories
Attention Aspiring Playwrights!
Play Writing
Reading Play Scripts
Reading Script Submittals
Characters
Woohoo! NEA Grant to Kitchen Dog
Kitchen Dog's PUP FEST Today

POLITICS
The Political Power of (Set) Design

PRACTICALS
Practicals (general and Coke machine)

PROBLEM SOLVING (and fixing problems)
Finding Solutions
Minimalism
Scenic Zoology

PROCRASTINATION
REALLY Starting Construction Drawings

PRODUCING
Producing on Broadway (Scott Rudin)

PRODUCTION DESIGN (AKA "movie sets")
Production Design

PRODUCTION MEETING
What Happens at a Production Meeting?
Production Meeting Weirdness
Stumble-Through

PROJECTIONS
Minimalism
Stumble-Through
Not a Review: Diana Krall
Stretching...
A New York Minute
What a Month!

PROPORTIONS
Proportions

PROPS
End of the Rainbow
Scenic Painting - Backdrops

PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES (also see COPYRIGHT)
The British Library Images
Public Domain Treasure
Setting the Art Free

PUPPETS
A Grab Bag

QUALITY CONTROL
Sitting and Looking

READING SCRIPTS
Reading Scripts
Catching Up
How to Start a Set Design
Reading a New Script to Design For
Reading Play Scripts
Reading Script Submittals

REALISATION
I Wish

REALISM
Crazy Busy!

RECYCLING and REUSE (see also SUSTAINABILITY)
A Terrific TED Talk (Dan Phillips Houses)
Dumpster Diving
Greening the Stage
Green Theater on Squidoo
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit
Cornelius Parker, You Rascal You

RED
Color Junkie

REDESIGN
Cut-n-Slash
Kitchens
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit

REHEARSAL REPORTS
Details, Details, Details

REHEARSALS
Taping Out
Stumble-Through

REIMBURSIBLES
Reimbursibles

RENDERINGS
Line Drawing
Renderings (Wade Giampa)
Deep Breath (set dressing)
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things
Architectural Sketching
Scenic Painting - Backdrops

RESEARCH
Research
Set Design - Research
Details
Painting Day
Set Designer's Weekend
The Fun of Research
Color Schemes
Research Libraries
Catch-Up
Greening the Stage
A Peek into the Past
High Brow? or Low Brow?
The American Room
Set Design From Scratch
Green Research

RETIREMENT
Until...

REVIEWS (see CRITICS)

SAFETY
Fight Call and Farcical Design
Today's Lesson Children?
Sometimes the Wheels Fall Off
Stupid Superstition

SCENE CHANGES
Rule of Three
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: Anna Louizos
Magically Confusing the Audience
Scenic Zoology

SCENE SHOP
Shop Visit: or Our Industrial Legacy
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

SCENIC CARPENTRY
Cursed Carpentry
Minimalism
Just Floatin' Along
Paint 'n Light
Craftsmanship

SCENIC PAINTING
Tech Weekend and Scenic Painting
Set Design Day
The Zen of Painting
Strangest Industrial Injury
Painting the Stage
Paint Elevations
Homework
High and Low Tech Part II
Ladder Work
Helping Out
Painting Slats
Time Flies
Painted Model
Simultaneity
Tweaky, Tweaky
Short Builds
News from the Painting Front
Cursed Carpentry
Faux Stone
Minimalism
Improvising Techniques
Scenic Painters
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike AND Stone
What to Wear to the Theater
Successful Smearing
Gappiness in Blogging
Production Photo
Paint 'n Light
What a Month!
Scenic Zoology
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things
Scenic Painting - Backdrops
Scenic Painting Examples
Craftsmanship

SCHEDULING
Crunch
Set Designer's Life
Overlap
Scheduling
Creative Time Management
Full Time
Drowned in Work
Time Off
Set Designer's Day (Cake)
Visit from the Future
Set Designer's Day - Rest
Sidelined
Homework
On the Drawing Board
Lull? Not So Much
Scheduling in Advance
Set Designer's Life: Sleep Deprivation
Monday Mornings
The Arts and the Holidays
Time Flies
Simultaneity
Theatrical Sleep Cycle
Tweaky, Tweaky
Short Builds
Details, Details, Details
Turning Down Work
Sometimes the Wheels Fall Off
A French Trend
Enjoy the Lulls
Gummy Bears for Lunch

SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Schematic Design Meeting
Sneak Peek
Variations
Set Design From Scratch
Process Pics

SECRET
The Secret

SET DRESSER
Deep Breath

SET DRESSING
Shopping
Weeding
Set Design Day
Pulling Furniture
Phew!
Tip for the Day
Set Dressing is Everything!
The Hunt
Stuff!
Striking
Fun with Hardware Stores
Little Jobs
Details
The Thrill of the Find
Art as Set Dressing
Dressing a Boar
Runny Aroundy Day
Finishing Touches
How to Pick Stage Furniture
Little Details
Tech Details
Dumpster Diving
Kitchens
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)
High Brow? or Low Brow?
Set Dressing
News Break
Deep Breath
Scenic Zoology
End of the Rainbow

SET PHOTOS
Inspiration (Man of la Mancha)
Documenting the Work (Traveling Lady)
Black and White (Death is No Small Change)
Alive on Stage (The Frequency of Death) B&W
Charles Dickens (Edwin Drood)
Reminder:  (The Whipping Man)
Surfin' (In the Next Room and Charm)
Furniture Pull (In the Next Room: the Vibrator Play)
Pictures in the Paper (Boeing, Boeing and Ruth)
First Peek at The Divine Sister (The Divine Sister)
Ruth Photo (Ruth)
Dallas Critics' Forum Awards (Ruth)
Alternate Versions (Boeing, Boeing)
I Wish... (Beauty Queen of Leenane)
Interns and Apprentices (Lawrence and Hollowman)
Minimalism (Hamlet)
Starting Construction Drawings (Incorruptible)
Intern-y (The Glass Menagerie)
In Brief... (Miracle on South Division Street)
Kitchens (Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Miracle on S. Division St., The Rabbit Hole, Drawer Boy, Dinner with Friends, Bright Ideas)
Reset the Net (Too Many Cooks)
The American Room (Se Llama Cristina)
Pen Award Winner! (Se Llama Cristina)
Successful Smearing (Detroit)
Set Dressing (Thinner Than Water)
Gappiness in Blocking (The Goat: or Who's Sylvia?)
A Day for Set Photos (The Diary of Anne Frank)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike AND Stone
Please Forgive a Little Back-Patting (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)
Set Dressing
Creating the Romeo and Juliet Set
A French Trend (Lovers & Executioners)
Production Photo (Lovers & Executioners)
Paint n' Light (The Dumb Waiter)
News Break (The Explorers Club)
What a Month! (The Addams Family)
Scenic Zoology  (The Importance of Being Earnest)
End of the Rainbow (End of the Rainbow)
That Radio Thing (Wait Until Dark and others)
Scenic Painting - Backdrops (The Winter's Tale)
REALLY Haulin' Stuff (Feathers and Teeth)
Scenic Painting Examples (various)
Craftsmanship (Silent Sky)

SETTINGS (and PLAY SCRIPTS)
Honestly
Scenic Zoology

SHOPPING
Hunt-n-Seek
Fun with Hardware Stores
Set Designer's Day, the Press, and Treasure Hunting
Greening the Stage

SIGHT-LINES
Finding Solutions
Painted Model

SIGNS
Sign How-To
Speaks for Itself
Set Dressing

SKETCHBOOK
Lost, Loooossst!
Four Things for a Designer to Remember
First Steps...
Forbidden Sketching

SKILLS
Funny Skills
Film Fest Wedged into Tech
Mini-Project
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

SOCIOLOGY IN SETS
High Brow? or Low Brow?
The American Room

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Living Playwrights (fire, Hell, boiling swamp)
Not a Review: God of Carnage (vomit)
Production Meeting Weirdness (vomit)
Successful Smearing (collapsing gazebo)

STAGE EQUIPMENT
Back to Work (light grid & lifts)

STAINED GLASS
News Break

STONE (faux) (Also see STEP-BY-STEP SET DESIGN)
Faux Stone
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike AND Stone
Scenic Painting - Backdrops (floor)
Scenic Painting Examples

STAGE MACHINERY
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: David Gallo and Ben Heller

STEP-BY-STEP SET DESIGN (Romeo and Juliet)
First Steps (sketches)
A Set Design from Scratch (schematic design and inspirational photo)
R&J Construction Drawings (duh)
Process Pics (onstage construction photos)
A Valentine's Present (opening)
Creating the Romeo and Juliet Set (finished and production photos)

STRIKE
Strike
Car Load of Strike
Another Strike
Striking
Back to Black
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit

STUDIO
Office Environment
Aaaand Spring Cleaning
External Factors
Reorganizing the Studio
Holidays Approaching the Studio
Studio Organization
Picasso's Studio
Imperfect Studios
Up on the Roof
Scenic Masterclass Speaker: David Gallo and Ben Heller
Greening the Stage
Test Scan
That Radio Thing

SUPERSTITION
The Ghost in the Theater
Stupid Superstition

SUSTAINABILITY (see also RECYCLING)
Greening the Stage
Green Research

TASTE
Taste for Designers
High Brow? or Low Brow?

TAXES
Set Designer's Life
Taxes
Taxes!
Yeesh

TAXIDERMY
Art as Set Dressing
Dressing a Boar
Runny Aroundy Day
News Break
Scenic Zoology

TD (Technical Director / Builder / Carpenter)
Just Floatin' Along
Starting Construction Drawings
That Radio Thing

TEACHING
Set Design Workshop Today

TECH (the theater definition)
Tech Weekend and Scenic Painting
Film Fest Wedged into Tech
Speed Teching
Dry Tech
Tech, Notes, and the Punch-List
Punch Lists and Tech
First Steps...

TECHNOLOGY
Low or High Tech
High and Low Tech - Part II
Test Scan

TEXT (The)
Characters

THEATER ARCHITECTURE & FACILITIES
Architecture Rant (Dallas Theater Center)
Back to Work (light grids & lifts)
Goodbye Old Blue (Kitchen Dog Theater)
A New Dog House! (Kitchen Dog Theater)

THEATER ORGANIZATIONS (NNPN, TCG, etc.)
Rule of Three
Greening the Stage (Broadway Green Alliance)

TILE (faux and real)
Scenic Zoology
Been Busy (ceramic tile patterns)
Scenic Painting Examples

TRANSIENCE
Ephemera
"It's Like Sand-Painting Isn't It?"
Building in Sand

TRAVELING (also see HAULING)
Life Interrupts Set Design
Runnin' Crazy, Or, Scenic Design as a Profession
Test Scan

TREES
Set Designer's Day (Tree)
Scenic Painting - Backdrops
Design, Reuse, Adaptation, and Proper Credit
Cornelius Parker, You Rascal You

TYPICAL DAY(S)
So Much Going On
Theatrical Sleep Cycle

UPHOLSTERY (also see FABRIC)
Film Fest Wedged into Tech

VACATION
Busman's Holiday
Building in Sand

VENUES
New Venue
Alternate Versions
Four Things for a Designer to Remember
Eras End

VIEWS (as from a window)
Not a Review: The Odd Couple
End of the Rainbow
Hair Cuts for Radio and Other Weird Things

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers
Painting Slats

WAGONS
Today's Lesson (Starting the New Year Right)

WALLPAPER
Paint 'n Light
Opening Night

WAREHOUSE (Props and Furniture)
Pulling Furniture
Furniture Pull
Eras End

WATCHING THE SHOW
Re-Viewing the Show
I Like It
This n' That
Stumble-Through
First Steps...
A French Trend

WATER
Back to Black
Not Reviews: Penelope and King Lear
Process Pics (fountain fixes for Romeo & Juliet)
A French Trend
Production Photo

WEATHER
Weather
High and Low Tech Part II
Load-In
Crunch-Time (#2 a recurring theme!)

WOMEN
Women in Tech
Women in Theatre

WOOD (or wood-look)
Painting Slats
Time Flies
Craftsmanship

WOOD SHINGLES (See STEP-BY-STEP SET DESIGN)

WORLD PREMIERS
Living Playwrights