Theatre Reflects People

1347 Words6 Pages
Theater reveals the inner thoughts and feelings of individuals by existing as a dynamic medium that facilitates entertaining atmosphere of an exchange of ideas. The fluidity of Theater allows for numerous art forms to collaborate sending emotionally stirring messages that affect large numbers by entertaining and informing simultaneously. The simultaneous motives drive everyone involved from the actors to the audience to experience change within and while also changing the art creating an atmosphere of phenomena. Constant movement of the experience, phenomena, between various diverse groups allows the production to be fluid in every incarnation changing to social environment to still be relevant. Phenomena creating through the environment fostered by every actor, director, and choreographer; however, in the words of Mark Leslie, “An actor without techies is a naked person standing in the dark trying to emote” and technicians through the instruction of their designers create the physical world in which phenomena can be experienced. Technical design facilitates theatrical objectives by providing a physical environment to bring people together to convey powerful sentiments from diverse views and is vital for culture to thrive.
Theatrical designers use technology to effect and create sets, costumes, lighting effects, and sound playback. Before, engaging with the technology a designer must first understand the theory behind designing. To summarize Stephen Di Benedetto instructional text on the subject,
The principles of design are the guidelines used for putting elements together to create effective communication. While the elements [line, shape/form, measure, position, color, value, texture, and space] are the ‘what’ of a design, t...

... middle of paper ...

...nomena of performance art combine with so many other fields that allows for so many messages to come across to so many people.

Works Cited
Brantley, Ben. "Through Hot Pink Glasses, a World That's Nice." Rev. of Theater Review-Hairspray. New York Times 16 Aug. 2002: 1-2. Http:// New York Times. Web. 27 Nov. 2013.
Di Benedetto, Stephen. "The Vocabulary of Visual Thinking." An Introduction to Theatre Design. London: Routledge, 2012. 48-62. Print.
Russell, Bertrand. "Appearance and Reality." Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography. Ed. Jane Collins and Andrew Nisbet. London: Routledge, 2010. 13-15. Print.
“Setting the Stage.”ATW-Working In The Theatre. 3 June 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2013
White, Christine A. "Methodological Practices For Directing and Designing." Directors & Designers. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2009. 143-47. Print.
Open Document