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A Typical Set Construction at WPI

This assumes proper knowledge of tool safety, and general carpentry knowledge. Note that there are many ways to build a set and that this is only one of the many possible ways.

  • Retrieve platforms, flats, stairs and other scenic elements from scene shop, as per set design.

  • Purchase additional materials (lumber, screws, etc.)

  • Assemble legs on to platforms, according to set design.

  • Assemble all platforms, brace if necessary.

  • Construct walls using flats. Use appropriate door or window flats where necessary.

  • Construct any custom pieces that the set design calls for.

  • Check final assembly and safety of entire set.

  • Set gets first coat of paint (primer).

  • Set gets texture and detail painting.

  • Trim the set, using draperies and cloth.

  • Perform final inspections and touch-ups.

  • Check set before each performance, repair and touch up as necessary.

The set is disassembled (struck) in reverse order -- scenic pieces, flats, then platforms.


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Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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