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Our last show was low-budget (read: anything that wasn't lighting, sound, or projector came from the pockets of friends, family, teachers - or even recycling cans!) and we recycled old, folding tumbling mats as "walls" and got as creative as we could with the rest of the set. For our upcoming two-act show, we'd like to incorporate some reality to the set by building a few stock broadway flats, which are lightweight, easy to move, safe, and durable enough to be used in multiple shows, making this an investment that will carry a long way for us. The muslin will be sewn together to fit over (and then staple-gunned into) a wooden frame that we can paint over to create scene after scene. With the extra muslin (a heavy-duty fabric), we'll also be able to craft some small props and, with the sewing machine, modify clothing items and eventually create whole costume pieces. Students will be learning some classic "home ec" skills that mostly go untaught in schools anymore - sewing and building being key, with the bonus of learning about set design (measurements and engineering, color play, etc). They will have the experience of physically creating set pieces with their hands, as well as costume pieces eventually too, getting a break from the digital and virtual worlds to reclaim some of those analog skills their generation is often left out of.

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Our last show was low-budget (read: anything that wasn't lighting, sound, or projector came from the pockets of friends, family, teachers - or even recycling cans!) and we recycled old, folding tumbling mats as "walls" and got as creative as we could with the rest of the set. For our upcoming two-act show, we'd like to incorporate some reality to the set by building a few stock broadway flats, which are lightweight, easy to move, safe, and durable enough to be used in multiple shows, making this an investment that will carry a long way for us. The muslin will be sewn together to fit over (and then staple-gunned into) a wooden frame that we can paint over to create scene after scene. With the extra muslin (a heavy-duty fabric), we'll also be able to craft some small props and, with the sewing machine, modify clothing items and eventually create whole costume pieces. Students will be learning some classic "home ec" skills that mostly go untaught in schools anymore - sewing and building being key, with the bonus of learning about set design (measurements and engineering, color play, etc). They will have the experience of physically creating set pieces with their hands, as well as costume pieces eventually too, getting a break from the digital and virtual worlds to reclaim some of those analog skills their generation is often left out of.

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