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Working As A Team/ Theatre Production Team

8: Working to Create a Set Design (Work Day)


Students will demonstrate understanding of the role of the set designer, his/her responsibilities, and the importance of the set designer to the production team by creating a set design for their chosen scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Materials Needed

Copies of unit test

Copies of Production Book grading sheet

Extra handouts from unit lessons

Supplies that may help the students be more creative in completing their portfolios: card board, regular paper, colored pencils, scissors, glue, colored paper, etc


Lesson Directions

Anticipatory Set/Hook

Have a supply table set up at the front of the classroom.


The students will utilize today’s class period to complete the portfolio section about the Set Designer

Step 1—Explain to the students that they have the entire period to work on their Set Design section of their Production Book. 

Explain the Expectations and Consequences of this work day:

Expectations: Students are expected to use the time wisely.

Students will do their own work.

Participation points determined by how much is accomplish during the period.

Students will be required to submit all work at the end of the period.

I will be available to help, clarify, and answer questions.

Consequences: Today’s work day will end immediately, and

Students will not be given work time in the future.

Step 2—Have the students bring out their Portfolio Requirements List for Set Designer so students know what they need to work on.

Step 3—Continually monitor the students throughout the class period. Maintain close proximity with students by walking around the room, checking students’ work which includes creating their play bill.

Step 4—Keep the students apprised of the time.

Step 5— Ask students if they need any help. 

Step 6—Have students wind up their projects and clean up a few minutes before the bell rings.

Ask: Was this time helpful? How? Why?

CLOSURE: Remind students that they must finish the remainder of this work outside of class. Don’t forget to write in your learning log.


Set Design