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Ideal Lighting In the play Karma there are three distinct sets on the stage. The first is the Boss’ office, the second is the street and the third is the jail cell. Boss’ office: In the begging of the play Jake (the boss) is in his office and receives a call. At this point the lights will gently fade onto Jake as he receives his call. Miles runs in and gets in an argument with Jake. When he leaves the lights will fade. Later after Miles gets out of Jail he goes back to his Jake’s office and the same thing will happen, where the lights will fade onto Jake as Miles as he enters, and vice versa when he leaves. The reason for the fading of the lights is to introduce Jake into the scene and to show that the office is the center of attention where the play is occurring. The lights will have no color. Street: Miles is on the street to hold a sign and this is where he is attacked by a bum twice. At this point the lights will be very intense because the audience should be able to get all of the
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Unformatted text preview: action. This part should be clearly visible and is important for the play, so the lights need to be very bright. No particular color of lights should be used here. Also this is occurring during the day so it would make sense to have bright lights shown on the bum and Miles. Jail: In this part of the play the lights should be dim. The reason being, jail is not a happy place and by keeping the lights at a dim it will portray this feeling better to the audience. At one point while Miles is in jail he goes to bed. Here the lights will fade out and stay off for about five seconds then fade back on, while focused on Jase (the cop) and Miles who is in a jail cell. This is where a large amount of time is supposed to pass for Miles in the play. And by turning off the lights it will be obvious to the audience. No particular colors will be used here...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course THEAT 160 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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