I have chosen to split this text into four overall moods that correspond with the story arc. The first stage focuses on the main character recalling the death of his/her father. During this stage, the design features high intensity and contrasting warm and cold color temperatures to highlight the subjects in both the fore and background. During this phase, the down stage main character receives illumination via high angle fixtures. In contrast, the upstage character receives low angle illumination. This phase also relies heavily on sharp edges from ERS fixtures.
Phase two of this design, supports the emptiness the character feels after the death occurs. To accomplish this, the design features and warm green and cold blue color pallet to give the audience a sense of dread and melancholy. Texture begins to be used heavily in the backdrop in a low intensity green. The blue wash on the stage floor compliments and creates movement into the backdrop. The texture is reminiscent of a tangled forest on vines symbolizing the twisted mental status of the subject. High angles from the front back of the subject provide the primary illumination.
The third phase of the piece, supports the characters post processing and clarity of mind following the previous events. The design supports this with high intensity illumination from the down and front lighting fixtures. The color temperatures shift to a warm amber to simulate a wash of sunlight coming through the clouds. This look also includes a double shadow effect between the main downstage character and the secondary upstage character which the narrative focuses upon.
The fourth and final phase of the design, supports the narrative in which the main character has come to terms with the events but still is saddened. The main downstage areas feature a focused wash of warm amber lighting from both the down and side fixtures. In contrast, the supporting upstage characters are illuminated in low intensity cold blue lighting to symbolize the emotions the main character has placed upon them. The contrast between warm and cold color temperatures reinforces the enlightenment of the main character alongside the pain that is still present in the background.