Western Michigan University
THEA 332: Lighting and Sound Design

Concept Statement

Point of View

What is my point of view about this production?

  • What is this play really about?
  • What do you want to communicate to an audience? 
  • What is this production trying to accomplish?
  • Why are we doing this play? 
  • What is this production trying to say? 
  • Why is this production important to me?

Must be arguable

Must be personal

Not a Synopsis



How are you going to approach the lighting for the show?

  • What do you want to accomplish with the lighting?
  • What do you want the lighting to communicate?
  • Why will the lighting change in this production?
  • How will the lighting reinforce my point of view?
  • What is the structure of the lighting for this production?

Must address movement/change

Must support your Point of View

Must be supported by the text/intent of the author/goals of the production



How will you implement your approach?

  • How is the lighting going to change throughout the production?
  • How will you translate your approach into the controllable properties of light?

Still in general terms

May sight specific transitional moments in script

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Matthew A. Knewtson, Professor of Theatre
Western Michigan University
Comments to:  matt.knewtson@wmich.edu
Revised : January 2007