Students will learn how to assemble a theatrical platform. Students will learn the names of all pieces that comprise a platform, they will learn how to arrive at their measurements for all pieces, practice cutting the pieces, assemble all pieces together with predrills, impact drills, screws, and glue. At the end of the activity, students should understand all parts (rails, stiles, toggles, and skin) of the platform and also how to build it from the ground up. Although this activity is very similar to "How to Build a Hollywood Flat", platforms and flats are used for different purposes and different lumber is used for each.
The digital tool provides examples of platform and lumber used on pages 9, 11, and 13.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Students will learn how to analyze a script, create a prop list based on script needs, break down the prop list into props that we have, or will borrow, build, or buy. The digital tool will provide an example of a prop list.