Architecture Everywhere: Architecture on the Stage - Webinar

  • Date

    Thursday, August 26 2021

  • Time

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Location


The art of scenic design thrives on imagination, creativity, and collaboration. In theatre, stories come to life when their sets are designed in effective and memorable ways. In this presentation, New York City-based scenic designer Beowulf Boritt will share the ins-and-outs of designing sets for theatrical plays and musicals, and reveal how architecture translates scripts into performative environments that impact the audience experience.

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Beowulf Boritt — Scenic Designer

Beowulf Boritt is an award-winning scenic designer based in New York City. His expertise spans Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, circus, dance, opera, and television. Recent projects include the Tony Award® winning set for James Lapine's Act One, the Tony Award® nominated design for Susan Stroman's production of Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, co-directed by Robert DeNiro and Mr. Zaks, and the long running Broadway and international hit Come From Away. Boritt’s work has been seen across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Austrailia.

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation

This program is part of Architecture Everywhere, a monthly series exploring how architecture comes to life in unexpected ways through other arts and humanities disciplines. Join us each month as we focus on a new theme or topic. Guest speakers present a visual talk, followed by creative exchange with the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the art of scenic design through creative tools, design approaches, and collaborative teams.
  • Identify effective and memorable ways to design sets that tell a story.
  • Describe how architecture translates scripts into performative environments.
  • Compare and contrast the artistic and technical requirements for scenic design.