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An Actors Workshop
In order to gain a holistic approach to the work between Michael and I, and to the script/production that would be receiving the changes and evolution, I tried to develop a four-pronged focus. Divided amongst Physical 1 ...
Stupid Jokes for Smart People: Stand-Up Comedy and Me
Laughter is something that I love. I love to laugh and I love to watch others when they are laughing. Throughout my life, and throughout the history of humankind, there has been a desire to laugh. It is fascinating for ...
To Sculpt Beauty from Chaos: Insights on the Art of Directing with Julie Johnson
The art of directing was introduced to me through a Directing I class that I took during the spring quarter of my junior year. This class, taught by Professor Ed Menta, was an overview of the job of a stage director, in ...
Plum, Wine, Dead Rats and Bicycles : Creating a Different Reality on Stage with The Age of the Plum
The author discovered The Age of the Plum by Latin American playwright Aristides Vargas while studying in Ecuador. She describes meeting Vargas, getting permission to translate the play into English, and ultimately directing ...
Feminism and Expressionism: Directing Sophie Treadwell's Machinal
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell was performed at Kalamazoo College on February 15, 17, 23, and 25 in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. All roles were played by Ali Beauvais, Erika Buys, Lauren Davis, Anne La Tarte, Erin Nugent, ...
Tall Telling : Paul Bunyan, Adaptation, and New Play Development
The author discusses how her study of oral tradition in Kenya inspired a play adapting the North American legend of Paul Bunyan for the theatre. Three drafts of the play are included.
Behind the Screen : Turkish Shadow Puppet Theatre
The author describes the culture of Karagoz shadow puppet theatre including the historical roots, elements of political satire, and connections to Sufi Islam, as well as the technical aspects of the puppets and stage, the ...
This House is Not a Home : a Playwrighting SIP
The author describes the process of transforming her own family story into a play about a young man struggling with anger toward his suicidal depressed mother and how he is able to resolve his feelings in therapy.
I Saw the Light...It Was Two Stops Overexposed: A Guidebook for Student Filmmakers
So, you've got your script and you don't know what to do with it. Maybe you have an idea, but you're not sure how to get there. Welcome to pre-production. Now is the time to decide ... everything. Although the making ...
An Exploration in Technical Direction at Kalamazoo College
The technical director in today's theatre world needs to be a true jack of all trades. A good technical director is well equipped with organizational skills, communication skills, and talents in carpentry, rigging, ...