[PAST EVENT] Set Design for the Stage: From Script to Opening - Tim McMath '00

February 17, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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What does a set designer in the theater do? Where do the ideas come from? How do they share and sell those ideas with the rest of their collaborators? This workshop will explain the design process for creating scenery. We will discuss each step and look at examples of the sketches, scale models and drawings that we create along the way. This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning how theatre is created, no technical theater experience is required.


Tim McMath is a Brooklyn-based freelance scenic designer who has designed well over 100 productions at theaters around the country. Recent favorite credits: Peter Pan (Rose Theater), L’etoile (Indiana University), Lucky Stiff (Bristol Valley Theater), Peter and The Starcatcher (Bristol Valley Theater), Les Miserables (Bristol Valley Theater), Brief Encounter (NYU), Willy Wonka (Flint Youth Theater). He has taught at New York University and The City College of New York. Tim has also served as the associate designer for a number of Broadway shows, including The Humans, Fun Home, Once On This Island, The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, and Spring Awakening. You can see more about Tim at his website or on Instagram (@tdmcma).