For the Stage Chemistry Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question:

What would my theater look like?

Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:

The Goodman Theater partners with students throughout Chicago who participate in their Student Subscriber Series. Each school and each student within the school is challenged to create a theater blueprint for hosting a “sponsored adaptation” of A Christmas Carol. In order to create a realistic blueprint of a theater, students take on and blend the multiple roles of set designer, architect, and executive producer. Student blueprints juxtapose their unique ideas with Goodman’s Albert Theater and demonstrate relationships of scale & proportion through visual and narrative explanations.

Students will create a blueprint of the space to be used as a theater, highlighting the parts that matter most and describing the decision process to create the feel of the theater. The project will be digitally published in magazine form. Comparisons will also be made between the chosen theater and Goodman Theatre itself to show relative size and scale.

Click on the theater blueprint to the right to see the students’ work.

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