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Roles

The Set Designer Is responsible for creating an appropriate performing space for the actors, both from the viewpoint of functionality (having suitable entrances as required by the script or director), and from the artistic appearance of the set (the decor/style). Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design, whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the look of the show.

For best results, the Set Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the set design is consistent with the overall design ideas. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

Shows in Cambridge vary as to whether the Set Designer also takes responsibility for the building and painting of the set, or if these jobs are organised by a separate Technical Director and/or Master Carpenter. You should discuss in early production meetings exactly where the boundaries of the Set Designer role lie and what you are prepared to do for any given production, so as to ensure that people can be added to the production team in these other roles as soon as possible, if they will be required.

Additional painters[edit]

For larger shows, the set designer shouldn't attempt to paint everything! Instead, it's common to appoint set painters. This can cover more advanced painting of landscapes and complex backdrops, or simpler tasks such as painting items of set.

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Set Designer Vacancies

'The Parnassus Players' Need a Design Team!
The Parnassus PlayersCUADC
23:00, Fri 25th June 2021 - Sat 26th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter May Week

'The Parnassus Players' are looking for a dynamic design team to help bring the Globe to the ADC this June! Costume Designer , Set Designer , Sound Designer , Publicity Designer , Lighting Designer 

Contact so403@cam.ac.uk, tc583@cam.ac.uk, lc711@cam.ac.uk before 10th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

On Your Bike! is looking for a prod team!
On Your Bike!CUMTS
00:00, Sun 1st August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 at Edinburgh Fringe, Venue TBC
Summer Vacation

Assistant Director  / Choreographer  Stage Manager  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer  Set Designer  (non-Fringe based) Publicity Designer  (non-Fringe based)

Contact egp31@cam.ac.uk, cc974@cam.ac.uk before 14th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.

Consent is looking for a Production Team
Consent
19:45, Tue 15th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: stage manager , deputy stage manager , lighting designer , sound designer , set designer , and costume designer  The deadline for applications is Friday 16 April, at 23:59.

Contact Arianna (am2891@cam.ac.uk) or Elena (eb832@cam.ac.uk) before 16th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.