For your midterm essay, worth 5 points towards your final grade, please write a thoughtful short essay of about 500-600 words that addresses the following:
How do the various DESIGN ELEMENTS in either the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre production of A Simple Song or the Hecht Studio Theatre production of Steven Dietz ‘sThis Random World help tell the story, set the mood & introduce the audience to the “world of the play”, convey the “message” of the production, etc. (Or, if you feel they do not do that, please describe the elements in question and critically explain why they do not help.)
Please isolate and describe SPECIFIC MOMENTS, SPECIFIC DESIGN CHOICES, etc. related to the SET DESIGN, COSTUME DESIGN, LIGHTING DESIGN, or SOUND DESIGN to answer this portion of the question. You should also incorporate quotations from the readings on WHAT IS DESIGN? to help bolster your discussion.