This is not truly an academic endeavor, but it will hopefully read that way. It is simply a repository for what I am learning and growing as a designer. After reading many books on theatrical theory, many meetings with Dramaturgs and directors I have just a few thoughts to share, the main one being Theory-Forward Design as a practice. I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on these ideas or complications and this seemed like the best forum for the ideas. Thanks to everyone who will keep my research accountable.