Theatre in the Round Collection: Production of a Play

The circular design of the theatre may call for a delicate adjustment to some plays, many of the theatre props are placed on the edges facing inward towards the scene. The props themselves were usually designed on graph paper or in later years created on a graphics program. These drawings were then constructed in-house in a workshop.

Construction of a set sometimes took advantage of the theatre’s unique features, such as the entrance to construct props such as bridges or platforms using the raised sides of the entrances as support.

It takes a host different materials and personnel to run a play, from lumber to poster, and choreographers may be needed for a show. Older Theatre in the Round shows would sell tickets, contrary to a privately-owned company, revenue from tickets sold went to Seton Hall University as a whole and not directly to Theatre in the Round.