Crossing The Line (Theatre Design) by Johanna Mårtensson
2012 - 2013, Golden A'
Inspiration
For the play we read The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo and other experiments around what makes evil actions. My goal was to find a space where the audience could be both the judges as the witnesses, aswell as beeing a part in this intelectual experiment. I looked at schools, laboratorys, hospitals aswell as courts and conference rooms.
Creativity
A reasoning monologue about cause and effect, what leads us to commit actions, that we would not have considered possible. By placing the audience around a circleshaped table, like the court of Europe, I wanted to create a room where the audience involves, interacts and reflects about their own part in a course of events.
Design Challenges
As always, the challenge was to find the right idea for the text, as this clever script was very reasoning and intelectual, the goal I set up was to create a room that involved the audience in the philosophic turn of mind.
Production Technology
An audience of 48 people where invited to sit around the table.
       
     
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