Designing the Set
The "set", that is to say the immoveable part of the design on stage, plays a vital role in the presentation and eventual success of a play. The style and effectiveness of the set influences how the audience perceives a play and is an important part of every play that needs to be resolved early on.
The Zurich Comedy Club has been able to draw on the design talents of some of its members over the years to design and then construct our sets.
Naturally there are restrictions as what can be used in a stage set, budgets being just one. The Set Designer will read the play and then discuss the whole concept with the Director and Stage Manager. When agreement is reached, more elaborate plans are drawn so that the work of actually building and painting the set can begin.
Left is the layout plan of the set for Taking Leave - May 2016. Designed by Marianna Gruenig and Tim Purdue.
Using the set design
Jason Vikse the Director of Twelve Angry Jurors planned out the seating arrangements of his cast with military precession...