New CFAC Week 87: Set design

July 12, 2016

NewCFAC_Week87 NewCFAC_Week87 NewCFAC_Week87 When it comes to performances at the new Centre for Arts and Culture, set design will not only enhance the audience experience, but also provide an opportunity for Theatre Production students to learn their craft. Many of the props and sets will be produced by students in a purpose-built woodshop, which crews have been steadily working on over the past few weeks. 

The woodshop, conveniently located near the backstage area of the proscenium theatre, is so much more than just a basic shop. It’s a suite of specialized rooms and shops designed for teaching and creating. Between the woodshop and the backstage area is a construction and painting area, where set pieces will be finished, assembled, and otherwise readied to be used onstage. This area contains a paint spray booth as well, allowing for fast paint jobs. Just off the woodshop is a welding shop where students will learn to work with metal set pieces. Of course, before a set can be brought to life it must be designed. This initial creative work will be done in the adjacent design and fabrication shops.

Though it will be unseen by audiences, this expansive woodshop area will play a key role in almost every major CFAC production. With top-quality facilities to work in, Theatre Production students will have everything they need to learn the tricks of the trade and bring their visions to life.

This week, crews also worked on recording studio boarding, theate stage rough-ins and exterior metal/composite cladding.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 331 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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