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Giant, School of Theatre Arts 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University

Giant, School Of Theatre Arts

Productions

IWU School of Theatre Arts musical production of Giant by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John Lachiusa.


Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is about politics in Arabic rap. Specifically, it is about affective dynamics and material negotiations during rap concerts in three cities in the Levant. I analyze Arab hip hop culture in the context of three different but related histories of cosmopolitan, middle class growth, and gentrification. Using an ethnomusicological framework rooted in participant observation and performance theory, I compare concert conditions, audience behavior, and accessibility of music production in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut.

In Chapter One, I elaborate the discursive and theoretical frameworks that have pinned the political valences of Arab youth, Arab artists, and Arab rappers in ...


Staging Colorism, Mya D. Flood 2016 Ursinus College

Staging Colorism, Mya D. Flood

Theater Summer Fellows

Colorism is a topic not frequently discussed in the African American community. My research focuses on representations of colorism in American drama. Using this research, I am workshopping a creative performance piece about this taboo topic to educate both Ursinus students and community members of all racial backgrounds. The research involves dissecting plays that confront colorism and the everyday struggles dealing with the stereotypes that come along with lighter and darker skin. My research takes the form of an annotated bibliography of plays about colorism and/or racism, a 20 page research paper about colorism in drama, and a draft ...


Ancient Greeks Today: Modern Adaptations Of The Orestes Myth, Arthur L. Robinson 2016 Ursinus College

Ancient Greeks Today: Modern Adaptations Of The Orestes Myth, Arthur L. Robinson

Theater Summer Fellows

This research closely examines the ancient Greek myth of Orestes, the boy who murdered his mother to avenge his father. It first draws upon the works of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles, who all wrote different variations of the same myth. This is followed by an examination of several more modern day adaptions of the myth, including but not limited to Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Elektra, David Foley’s Murders at Argos, and Ferdinando Baldi’s The Forgotten Pistolero. The research highlights differences made to more effectively reach the varying audiences of the time, and the techniques used to ...


All They Want To Do Is Dance: A Study Of Dance Education In K-12 Public Schools, Kelsey Jean-Baptiste 2016 Ursinus College

All They Want To Do Is Dance: A Study Of Dance Education In K-12 Public Schools, Kelsey Jean-Baptiste

Dance Summer Fellows

This project involves investigating the value of dance within a student’s life. The research has included a variety of facets of dance - how it is related to brain/neuroscience research and motor skills; how it is fun and an opportunity to learn in a different way; and how it enhances academics, mental stability, and social interactions. The bulk of the study included examining past and current national studies that investigated the effects of dance education within the K-12 school setting. Also included were two on-site visits pertinent to the study: one was a visit to a Philadelphia dance classroom ...


Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes II 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Performing History: Remembering Paul Robeson And The Peekskill Riots Through Tayo Aluko’S Call Mr. Robeson, Mark Alan Rhodes Ii

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

In 1949 Paul Robeson (with support from Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Howard Fast, and others) attempted to and then successfully held a civil and workers’ rights concert in Peekskill, New York. Marring these performances, however, were protests that turned progressively violent. These violent protests have come to be known as the Peekskill Riots and serve as a major milestone in the nation’s history surrounding protest, music, politics, and Paul Robeson. This paper reflects on this relationship, particularly how it is being remembered today. Through field research, including participant observation, interviews, landscape analysis, and primary and secondary archival research, I ...


Changing Through Laughter With “Laughter For A Change”, Laurel J. Felt, Ed Greenberg 2016 University of Southern California, Annenberg

Changing Through Laughter With “Laughter For A Change”, Laurel J. Felt, Ed Greenberg

Occasional Paper Series

This paper describes systematic observation, research, and analysis of Laughter for a Change (L4C)’s 2011–2012 after-school improv workshop, revealing the program’s multiple impacts. Our data suggest that improvising creates a “safe space,” a supportive context in which participants feel empowered to take risks and play freely.


Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate

Literature

“Very few critics have all the qualities and competencies required to engage fully with the entirety of Beckett’s work in all genres: a detailed familiarity with Beckett’s texts in both English and French; a sensitivity to his linguistic, stylistic, and thematic maneuvers; an encyclopedic knowledge of his intellectual context; an awareness of the range and detail of Beckett studies; and an ability to write with refinement and wit. It is clear from this remarkable book that Jean-Michel Rabaté is one of those few.” —Derek Attridge, University of York


Take A Bow - 07/2016, Department of Theatre 2016 Western Michigan University

Take A Bow - 07/2016, Department Of Theatre

Theatre Newsletter

WMU Theatre News


Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager 2016 Cleveland State University

Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882/April 6, 1971) 

His works defined and incorporated the elements of Primitivism & Cubism. This short lecture discusses these principles through the following works and much more.
The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. Video example/performances bring to life this 20th century period of extremism . You are free to use and incorporate this information into your classroom courses.


Trevor Graydon - Act Ii, Scenes I And Ii, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Trevor Graydon - Act Ii, Scenes I And Ii, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Front Detail), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Front Detail), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 3

Fabric and Trim:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various unknown synthetic fabrics

Vest:

  • Main: polyester brocade
  • Overlay: polyester organza
  • Lining: polyester brocade
  • Trim: nylon

Jacket:

  • Main: silk damask
  • Contrast: silk damask

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Machine stitched
  • Machine embroidery
  • Found jacket has Mandarin collar and frog closures with waist band hook and eye closures for additional gap closure
  • Jacket was a found item
  • Dragon wrap attached with snaps and waistband hook and eye closures
  • Vest has released darts and added nylon braid and fringe trim

Measurements:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various measurements

Vest:

  • Bust: 31 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 31 1/2 ...


Miss Flannery - Finished Garment, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Miss Flannery - Finished Garment, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 2

Fabric and Trim:

  • Main: polyester crêpe
  • Contrast: cotton calico

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Faux button, snap front closure
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Faux French cuffs
  • Decorative darts at shoulders
  • Decorative pleats at hips
  • Dropped waistline
  • Center-back zipper
  • Belt is catch-stitched to garment and has faux button snap closure

Measurements:

  • Neck: 21 inches
  • Bust: 43 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 40 1/2 inches (approx.)
  • Hips: 45 inches (approx.)
  • Sleeve Length: 11 1/2 inches
  • Back Length: 46 inches


Mrs. Meers, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Mrs. Meers, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


Muzzy - Act Ii, Scene Iv - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Muzzy - Act Ii, Scene Iv - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 1

Fabric and Trim:

  • Main: Unknown fabric
  • Main Lining: unknown fabric
  • Keyhole Lining: unknown mesh
  • Fishtail Godet: unknown synthetic fabric
  • Fishtail Godet Lining: polyester plain weave fabric

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Handbeading
  • Mandarin collar with hook and eye closure at the back
  • Sleeveless
  • Open back
  • Mesh covered keyhole shaping in bodice
  • High-cut front, fishtail skirt
  • Fishtail godet added
  • Godet fabric ready-made with beading
  • Center-back zipper
  • Hook and eye band closure above zipper

Measurements:

  • Neck: 15 inches
  • Bust: 34 1/2 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 30 inches (approx.)
  • Hips (7" down from waist): 38 1/2 inches (approx.)
  • Back ...


Muzzy - Act Ii, Scene Iv - Finished Garment (Front), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Muzzy - Act Ii, Scene Iv - Finished Garment (Front), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 1

Fabric and Trim:

  • Main: unknown fabric
  • Main Lining: unknown fabric
  • Keyhole Lining: unknown fabric mesh
  • Fishtail Godet: unknown synthetic fabric
  • Fishtail Godet Lining: polyester plain weave fabric

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Handbeading
  • Mandarin collar with hook and eye closure at the back
  • Sleeveless
  • Open back
  • Mesh covered keyhole shaping in bodice
  • High-cut front, fishtail skirt
  • Fishtail godet added
  • Godet fabric ready-made with beading
  • Center-back zipper
  • Hook and eye band closure above zipper

Measurements:

  • Neck: 15 inches
  • Bust: 34 1/2 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 30 inches (approx.)
  • Hips (7" down from waist): 38 1/2 inches (approx ...


Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 3

Fabric and Trim:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various unknown synthetic fabrics

Vest:

  • Main: polyester brocade
  • Overlay: polyester organza
  • Lining: polyester brocade
  • Trim: nylon

Jacket:

  • Main: silk damask
  • Contrast: silk damask

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Machine stitched
  • Machine embroidery
  • Found jacket has Mandarin collar and frog closures with waist band hook and eye closures for additional gap closure
  • Jacket was a found item
  • Dragon wrap attached with snaps and waistband hook and eye closures
  • Vest has released darts and added nylon braid and fringe trim

Measurements:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various measurements

Vest:

  • Bust: 31 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 31 1/2 ...


Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Back Detail), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Mrs. Meers - Finished Garment (Back Detail), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 3

Fabric and Trim:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various unknown synthetic fabrics

Vest:

  • Main: polyester brocade
  • Overlay: polyester organza
  • Lining: polyester brocade
  • Trim: nylon

Jacket:

  • Main: silk damask
  • Contrast: silk damask

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Machine stitched
  • Machine embroidery
  • Found jacket has Mandarin collar and frog closures with waist band hook and eye closures for additional gap closure
  • Dragon wrap attached with snaps and waistband hook and eye closures
  • Vest has released darts and added nylon braid and fringe trim

Measurements:

Dragon Wrap:

  • Various measurements

Vest:

  • Bust: 31 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 31 1/2 inches (approx.)
  • Hips: 42 inches ...


Muzzy's Boys - Act Ii, Scene Iv, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Muzzy's Boys - Act Ii, Scene Iv, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


Trevor Graydon - Act Ii, Scene Vi, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Trevor Graydon - Act Ii, Scene Vi, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


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