Four example from my experience on how to improve the Theatre Industry:
• during my first working experience in the technical department of a big venue, a huge effort was put in designing, creating and finishing five expensive set elements that made up a scene; the process was complex and delayed; when they were ready, the theatre decided to show the pieces straight on stage for the rehearsal to avoid more delay and save some time for possible fixing; when the designer saw them, not aware of the process and seeing something different from his expectations, just decided to discard them all. Specific policies or 3D simulations should be applied to avoid this in the future.
• In 2020 I was called to design a reduced version of an Opera for a Festival, designing just a painted backdrop and props, but when pandemic happened, sponsors retired, other plays were cancelled, and there was no budget for my part of set. The artistic team, decided to do not cancel the festival and make a virtue of necessity: they bought only a Tripolina curtain and organized the whole festival in streaming, lighting the curtain for concerts and letting me transform my design into a Video Animated projection, that worked incredibly well for the piece.
• In 2021 I helped in the organization of a festival and I tried to make it “100% green”; even if we didn’t’ succeed in practice, the process taught us where the problems and wastes were and we worked on many proposal that maybe could be applied elsewhere.
• I’ve collaborated with a Californian organization, they made me discover loads of digital tools for creatives (shared online boards, 3D virtual worlds) that could easily substitute the in person meeting and make the design process more sustainable.