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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre by Don Harvey, Ben Sammler

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John D. Ervin

Step Modules for Stock 6:12 or 8:10 Stairs

Of the many stock scenic systems I have read about or seen, there have never been any for stock staircases apart from saving old step units in hopes that they are reusable. This is impractical and requires a considerable amount of storage space since stair units often do not stack conveniently. In addition, with environmental issues taking on ever-greater importance we are constantly reminded of the phrase “reduce and reuse” and should strive to apply such philosophies to scenic construction.

This article describes the construction and use of a simple step module that can be used to form staircases of either a 6:12 or an 8:10 rise-to-run ratio. These modules can be mass produced and ...

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