The Three Sisters
The University of Texas at Austin
In our second project for Richard Issac's Design Theory class, we were asked to create a scenic design for Chekhov's The Three Sisters. The task was to create a unit set that seeks to foreground this “geography of agency” as a central metaphoric image. For this design the circular staircase represents the assent of the lower class in social standing. The center of the stair case represents gold coins that is the central cord of social struggle in the play. In the rendered scenic model, the color from bottom to top goes from a dark purple to a red, insinuating the transition of power from Russian Royalty to the Socialist Party.