Lighting Design Class: Oops, we need a set design…

Lighting Design Class:  Oops, we need a set design…

Lighting Design course projects typically need a set design to be provided for the project to go forward.

Included in this compressed folder are

  1. JPEG rendering of the set.
  2. PDF groundplan of the set.
  3. PDF section view of the set.
  4. AutoCAD file of the groundplan and section.

This is a set design for Oedipus Rex. It was created for a lighting design project at Plymouth State University. It was never a real production.    It was designed for Hanaway Theatre at Plymouth State University. This is a 51′ proscenium theatre seating 660 people.

The set design includes 10 half-columns. The columns are intended to be constructed using white fiberglass roofing material, so that they are translucent.

The doors upcenter have an escape stair. These are the doors to the palace.

The clouds shown on the cyclorama can be considered to be projections, gobos, or paint. This is left to the discretion of the instructor.

You may do what you like with this package. Scale the design for your own space, or leave it as it is. You may edit the rendering or the AutoCAD file.

Oedipus Rex Set Design

Exercise Contributed by Matt Kizer

Matt Kizer is the webmaster for and is the head of the Design & Technology Program for Theatre at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.

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    Matt Kizer

    Matt Kizer lives with his wife and son in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is the resident scenic and lighting designer for Plymouth State University, where he has been the head of the design and technology program since 1996. He designs for theate and dance companies, tours, and colleges in many parts of the Unites States. He serves as a regular designer for Auburn University in Alabama. He served as faculty lighting designer for Operafestival Di Roma in Italy, where he designed lighting for L’elisir di amore and The Magic Flute, both produced with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has designed for dance and movement in Potsdam, Germany at T-Werk in Schiffbauergasse with A-Fortiorni.He holds a BA in Theatre from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, and an MFA in Design from The Ohio State University. He serves on the International Activities Committee for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. His work has been included in the The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space as a part of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's representation of work from the United States. Read Full
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