Today we visited with Director Jim Daniels, Lighting Designer Matt Knewtson and the cast and crew of The Crucible. We learned about Black Box Theatre's that can be placed in various configurations including in Arena or In The Round, as it's set for this production. We also learned the various challenges of in the round seating arrangement including lighting directions and blocking challenges.
1. Based upon what you learned in class, what do you see will be a challenge as an audience member in this production?
2 .Witches of Eastwick was staged in Shaw Theatre, a Proscenium seating arrangement. However, they chose The Crucible to be performed in the Williams Theatre and in Arena or in the round seating. Why do you think they chose arena seating for the production The Crucible? How can this seating be advantageous to the themes and storytelling of the play?
3. What are you most excited to see in the performance of The Crucible?