Set Design 2

Solo perf set design 2

Slight change in the design, i have made the performance space more intimate. The audience will be seated on one side opposed to the three sides before in the first design.

The pink circle represents the autumn style gobo, the gobo would light both me and the audience. In addition to the gobo, i will be introducing browns and greens and a bit of blue to represent the time of year the monologue was set, creating an atmosphere to the room..

Published in: Composition of Performance, Solo Performance on April 28, 2014 at2:37 pm Comments (0)

Gobo Galore!

Adding another element to my lighting i would like to add an outdoors/autumn Gobo.





Work Cited:

[Online] Available from,–BranchID%3D–DepartmentID%3D–SubDeptID%3D–CategoryID%3DAPOLLO–DeID%3D0–SRCH%3D&h=500&w=500&tbnid=fwjTkqvO1UrTHM%3A&zoom=1&docid=NDwKuaA7kVYO6M&ei=uyVcU8yQJOKH0AX-1IHQAg&tbm=isch&client=firefox-a&ved=0CGwQMygCMAI&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=309&page=1&start=0&ndsp=12 [Accessed 26th April 2014]

[Online] Available from [Accessed 26th April 2014]

Performance space idea

Park design 1

Park design 1

Published in: Composition of Performance, Solo Performance on April 3, 2014 at4:40 pm Comments (0)

Performance idea changed.

Due to the of clarity in  my previous idea, i have decided to change my idea. I am still concentrating on the idea of my not getting close to people; especially of the opposite sex. When thinking about how i could create a performance on closeness and intimacy i came to a realisation. The reason why i couldn’t get close to the opposite sex was down to my father. I have never had a good relationship with my father and his side of the family; he has always let me down and betrayed me throughout my life. I have decided to center my performance on mine and my fathers relationship, creating a confessional solo performance.


My Performance Idea

Due to the influence of Adrian Howells and his passion to explore the notion of intimacy i have decided to do a monologue, set in a park. A park is a place where you go with your parent when you were younger.. this is the place i met my father for the first time in four years.

The monologue will include a story of when my father betrayed my for the last time..

I will be using studio to to create an intimate performance space, where i will be using park benches to seat the audience and use in the performance myself.

I will be creating different characters throughout the performance to aid and animate my  monologue.




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Colour Psychology.

Colours can be interpreted in different ways from mood to actions. I want to use the psychology of colours in my solo performance to illustrate my feelings towards that person. However, i may not use the colours for the mood they portray and use them in a way they make me feel. For example, Green is associated with envy, but i might use this as a good positive colour.

In this blog post i will be examining  the colours and explore what they represent and how they make me feel.


Red is an attentive colour, a colour that stands out and most visible. Red is associated with danger and aggression. However, red is also associated with love , strength and warmth. Throughout society we use red for the stop signs on roads and as a signal to stop at a traffic lights? Angela Wright believes that red, “has the property of appearing to be nearer than it is and therefore it grabs our attention first. Hence its effectiveness in traffic lights the world over”(Wright, 2008). The colour red for myself makes me thing of danger and love, depending on the intensity of the colour. A hard red i associate with danger however, if the intensity is lowered and a soft red appears i associate that with love and warmth.


Depending on the shade of colour blue has different meanings. Deep blue maybe associated with unhappiness and feeling cold. The term ‘Feeling Blue’ is associated with unhappiness, hence the term ‘Feeling Blue’. The lighter shade of blue could be associated with coolness and calmness, there’s something very pure about light blue. Wright believes that, “Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration” (Wright, 2008).I associate colour blue as a negative colour, a colour which makes me think of unhappiness and depresseion.


Yellow seems to be a strong colour, a colour of confidence and strength. Wright believes “The right yellow will lift our spirits and our self-esteem; it is the colour of confidence and optimism” (Wright, 2008). However, the wrong strain of yellow can be seen as a negative effect. Wright states, “the wrong tone in relation to the other tones in a colour scheme, can cause self-esteem to plummet, giving rise to fear and anxiety” (Wright, 2008). Yellow is a strong positive colour for me as i associate this colour with summer, the sun and freshness, which makes me happy.


The colour green can be associated with the environment, and freshness. In society green is the colour for re-cycling, by the use of advertisement we now associate the colour green with the environment. The colour green for me is also a strong positive colour as it also reminds me of freshness and being a favorite colour of mine i associate it with being happy.


Orange is a bold colour, also associated with warmth as well as red. Orange is also associated with security. Orange is a strong positive colour. I feel orange is a strong independent colour which portrays strength and independence.


Pink being a different shade of red, can be associated with love, warmth and strength. Pink is a feminine colour usually associated with girls. Pink is a positive colour for me as i feel it portrays femininity and strength for women.


Grey is a dull colour which reflects a negative vibe. Wright states Grey, “is depressing and when the world turns grey we are instinctively conditioned to draw in and prepare for hibernation” (Wright, 2008). Also, grey is associated with depression and a lack of confidence. We know this as Wright states, “rey has a dampening effect on other colours used with it. Heavy use of grey usually indicates a lack of confidence and fear of exposure” (Wright, 2008).


Black is a powerful colour. Being the darkest colour, black can be quite a protective colour. The negative side of black is that is often associated with night time and some peoples fear of the dark. Wright states black, “communicates sophistication and uncompromising excellence and it works particularly well with white” (Wright, 2008). Black is a negative colour for me as i see it as a colour of mourning and sadness, as it is a colour of respect when mourning and attending funerals.


White is a pure colour, a colour associtated with pureness and virginity. The colour white is a positive colour for me as i also associate the colour with purity.


During the performance i am questioning whether to put a sheet of information of what each colour represents, or to the leave the audience interpret the colour for themselves. However, as my performance is about closeness and my feelings towards people, i will have to form a chart which tells them what colour means to me so they know how i feel and im being completely honest with the audience.


Work Cited:



Wright, Angela (2008) Psycological Properties of Colours in Colour Effects. [online] London. Available from: [Accessed 27 Februray 2014].

Published in: Performance Ideas, Solo Performance on February 27, 2014 at8:27 pm Comments (0)