Working in the Theatre: In the Field – Environmental Design

All set design is about creating a world, and at Serenbe Playhouse, it’s about creating a living world inside another living world, which is nature. In this premiere episode of Working in the Theatre: In the Field, we take a look inside the process of environmental design at this amazing site-specific theatre company.

Serenbe Playhouse produces work outside of Atlanta, GA. From landing a helicopter in a field for Miss Saigon to recreating Woodstock for HAIR, every part of the process: from dreaming, to concept, to pen and paper, to actually building things, becomes more and more elaborate each step of the way. It’s more than just going to the theatre, it’s being a part of an experience that will probably last a few weeks, and you enjoy it with the community you’re with, and then it’s gone.

American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.