As a designer, it is important to formulate a design concept to share with your director to make sure you are both on the same page as to what the play means. The concept is a way to demonstrate your understanding of the script, and can serve as the beginning to your design process.¬†Currently, I am the lighting designer for an original script entitled “Road to Glory”, based off of the novel “The Power and the Glory” written by Graham Greene. I’d like to share with you all my design concept, to get a feel for what one should look like:

 

This play [Road to Glory] is about the outward struggles of religion and state, and the inner struggles of man vs faith. The play uses time of day to show the struggles endured by the main character, the Priest and the mood of the play as a whole. The lighting needs a lot of shadows to emphasize these struggles, as well as spotlights to show the contrast, where the Priest has complete clarity in his faith and prayers to God.

 

In addition, here are some research images that I hadgathered to demonstrate my initial ideas found in my concept: