Rapid Technical Advances Give Productions More Options Than Ever Before
Staging and portable platforms have been around since the invention of the wheel. In Hellenistic times, a raised stage was known as a “proskeniontogeion,” and was made of wood or stone. Today, it is typically constructed of extruded aluminum or steel with a composite or high-quality plywood deck.
As recently as 50 years ago, staging was built of steel ledgers and sheets of plywood. While the basic 4