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Bat Boy Playbill, Providence College 2018 Providence College

Bat Boy Playbill, Providence College

Playbill and Promotion

Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance & Film
Angell Blackfriars Theatre Smith Center for the Arts

Bat Boy

THE MUSICAL

Directed by Jimmy Calitri

Musical Direction by Lila Kane

Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe

Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming

Scenic Design Trevor Elliot

Costume Design Maxine Wheelock

Lighting Design Steven McLellan

Sound Design Gabriel Luxton & Stuart Holland

Choreographer Jennifer Hopkins

Fight Choreographer Jim Beauregard

Hair, Make-up, Prosthetics and Wigs Michael Dates

Voice and Dialect Coach Megan Chang


Bat Boy Poster, Providence College 2018 Providence College

Bat Boy Poster, Providence College

Playbill and Promotion

A Darkly Funny, Pop Rock Musical

Bat Boy

the musical

Providence College Dept. Theatre, Dance & Film

Directed by Jimmy Calitri

Musical Direction by Lila Kane

Choreography by Jennifer Hopkins


Scenic Design For "Native Gardens", Andrea Bechert 2018 San Jose State University

Scenic Design For "Native Gardens", Andrea Bechert

Books by SJSU Authors

Andrea Bechert created the scenic design for TheatreWorks production of Karen Zacarias' comedy Native Gardens, which ran from August 22 to September 16, 2018 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.

Image credit: Kevin Berne


The Fault In Our Stars: A Director's Process On Life Is A Dream, Jeremiah Dean Albers 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Fault In Our Stars: A Director's Process On Life Is A Dream, Jeremiah Dean Albers

Theses and Dissertations

The following is a journal and reflection on my process as adaptor and director of the play Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. It is equal parts self-evaluation and creative travelogue. The chapters include an Introduction, and The Production Process, and related appendices.


Are Unicorns Extinct In The Modern World?: Directing Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie In 2017, Jon Cole Wimpee 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Are Unicorns Extinct In The Modern World?: Directing Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie In 2017, Jon Cole Wimpee

Theses and Dissertations

What follows is a description of my process directing The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

I’ve made an effort to track the journey I undertook starting from my earliest encounter with the play and the selection of the story as a thesis project. This document contains my initial script analysis, notes from design meeting collaborations, casting decisions, general research approaches, the rehearsal process, performance insights, and evaluations after completion. This document will also provide, intermittently, additional reflections on my critical attitudes towards this play and production, as well as self-assessments related to notable lessons, successes, failures, and discoveries pertinent ...


Should Theatre Disappear Like Soap Bubbles?, Erin Lee 2018 National Theatre

Should Theatre Disappear Like Soap Bubbles?, Erin Lee

Proceedings from the Document Academy

I recently read an excerpt from a 2004 interview with Peter Hall where he claims that he was happy for his materials to disappear "like soap bubbles" (Reason, 2006). One of the fundamentally difficult things about archiving theatre, aside from its ephemeral nature, is the approach that creatives take to their work. Not only do we need to battle the format of live performance but we also need to convince many creatives, not all I must add, that their work can and should remain in the Archive for use in the future. There are glimmers of potential in the area ...


Performing The Quality Of Imperceptible Interactions Between Individuals: A Technological Challenge Regarding The Collective, Marine Theunissen 2018 Université du Québec à Montréal

Performing The Quality Of Imperceptible Interactions Between Individuals: A Technological Challenge Regarding The Collective, Marine Theunissen

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Contemporary technologies allow incredible possibilities of capturing individuals, but a problem arises when it comes to capturing a chorus, that is to say a "collective body" in motion. This proposal will address the problem of the sensitive capture of the quality of the interrelations between individuals, and of their refined interpretation through algorithms to "output” them in other forms. We will address two questions on the subject: how to capture the relations between individuals within a collective? How to create a circular-causal loop, whose artistic material (the digital data) is the interrelations of a collective, without engendering redundancy in their ...


Mia Park Interview, Justin Fernandez 2018 DePaul University

Mia Park Interview, Justin Fernandez

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Bio: Mia Park is a multidisciplinary artist acting, writing, playing music, producing events, teaching yoga, and volunteering in Chicago, IL. She shares her passion for discovery and self-inquiry with hope and optimism. Mia began professionally acting in 1997 hosting the cult favorite cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go. Her acting career has brought her on stage, in film, on television and on the radio. Mia currently plays the recurring character Nurse Beth Cole on NBC's Chicago Med. She has advocated for Asian American representation in acting since 2006 when she co-founded A-Squared Theatre and hosted educational theater workshops for the ...


Lord Of The Flies - A Scenic Design, Lisa Haldeman 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lord Of The Flies - A Scenic Design, Lisa Haldeman

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, production photographs, and other materials that document the scenic design for the co-production between the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and the Nebraska Repertory Theatre titled Lord of the Flies. This thesis contains the following: research images collected to develop and communicate ideas about location, shapes, forms, texture, scale, mood, and historical reference to the production team; preliminary sketches and photographs of the 1/4” scale model, visual tools used to convey the ideas of the scenic design; a full set of drafting plates, 1:1 paint ...


Designing A World: A Foray Into Scenography And Settling, Nathan David Ynacay 2018 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

Designing A World: A Foray Into Scenography And Settling, Nathan David Ynacay

LSU Master's Theses

This work examines the design process as taught and what was practiced during Louisiana State University’s production of LMNOP the Muzical.

This will examine the design process as typically taught to undergraduate theatre students in all aspects of the discipline. The collaborative nature of the design process as taught to cast members, directors, and production team will be examined. After this examination, the design process for Louisiana State University’s production of LMNOP the Muzical will be used to compare and contrast the actual process with the theory of a collaborative design process. After, there will be an evaluation ...


Childhood Development: How The Fine And Performing Arts Enhance Neurological, Social, And Academic Traits, Katherine Rowe 2018 East Tennessee State University

Childhood Development: How The Fine And Performing Arts Enhance Neurological, Social, And Academic Traits, Katherine Rowe

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

Childhood development has always been a major topic when studying psychology and biology. This makes sense because the brain develops from the time a child is conceived to the time that child has reached around the age of twenty-seven. Doctors, psychologists, and sociologists look at numerous things when studying childhood development. However, how common is it for researchers to study how the fine and performing arts affect childhood development? Sociologists tend to be extremely open and mindful of all aspects of things such as culture, sexuality, religion, and even age. By taking a sociological standpoint when studying the arts ...


A Director's Approach To Annie Baker's The Aliens, Evin McQuistion 2018 East Tennessee State University

A Director's Approach To Annie Baker's The Aliens, Evin Mcquistion

Undergraduate Honors Theses

A summary of the experience of directing The Aliens by Annie Baker including the process of research on the play and playwright, casting the production, rehearsing the play, and performing it.


Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester 2018 East Tennessee State University

Storytelling Through Movement: An Analysis Of The Connections Between Dance & Literature, Zoe Hester

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Movement and storytelling are the links between past and present; both dance and literature have the same artistic and primal origins. We began to dance to express and communicate, to worship and feel. We tell stories for the same reasons: to learn from the past and to be able to communicate in the present.

This work explores the many connections between literature and dance through examinations of six dance forms: Native American, Bharatanatyam, West African, Ballet, Modern, and Post-Modern dance.


A Director's Approach To Annie Baker's The Aliens, Evin McQuistion 2018 East Tennessee State University

A Director's Approach To Annie Baker's The Aliens, Evin Mcquistion

Undergraduate Honors Theses

An exploration of Annie Baker's play The Aliens through the perspective of student directing. This includes the process of research, casting, rehearsal, and performance of the play in the Spring of 2017 at East Tennessee State University.


Avenue Q: An Endeavor In Technical Direction, Brendan Greene-Walsh 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Avenue Q: An Endeavor In Technical Direction, Brendan Greene-Walsh

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska began its spring semester of the 2017-2018 season with a production of Avenue Q. Director Andy Park staged this production in the Johnny Carson Studio at the Lied Center on the University of Nebraska campus. My role in the production was that of technical director. The responsibilities of the technical director include budgeting of departmental resources, money and labor, engineering and construction of all scenic elements, maintaining a safe working environment, creating and adhering to a timely build schedule, maintaining the designer’s aesthetic vision throughout, the ...


Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan 2018 University of Rhode Island

Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan

Senior Honors Projects

The University of Rhode Island has given me the opportunity to explore and recognize many different interests that I never knew I previously had. While at the university I discovered my love for Theatre and the talent I have as a manager, as well as a love for event planning through my employment with University Events. These passions drove my desire to create an Honors Project that would help me learn more about management and planning on a scale that could have a large impact. When the theatre department won the Distinguished Visiting Artist Grant for 2017, I seized the ...


The Work Of Living Art, Empathy, And The Creation Of An Aesthetics Of Perception In The Early Twentieth Century, Sarah Peil Winstead 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Work Of Living Art, Empathy, And The Creation Of An Aesthetics Of Perception In The Early Twentieth Century, Sarah Peil Winstead

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Adolphe Appia (1862-1928), theorist and pioneering voice of the New Stagecraft Movement in twentieth century theatre, was a transformative influence on the history of scenic design. This paper looks at the links between Appia’s theories in theatre scenic design and contemporaneous German aesthetic theory. At the time German theorists like Adolf Hildebrand and August Schmarsow developed an aesthetic theory, Einfülung or empathy theory, based on the connection between the human body and perception. I will argue this theory influenced not only Appia and his contemporaries it also shaped the landscape of mid-century theatre design. Appia’s own theories revolved ...


The Art Of The Dress: How Getting Into Costume Affects An Actor’S Self-Perception, Ella Embry 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Art Of The Dress: How Getting Into Costume Affects An Actor’S Self-Perception, Ella Embry

Honors Theses

Both actors and psychologists devote enormous amounts of time to understanding how people think, act, and respond even if for completely different reasons. While there are psychological studies that look at the way clothing influences attraction, aggression, and attitude, none of it looks critically at theatrical performance. Costuming is a vital part of the theatrical process that has yet to be studied empirically. As such, my study is an inter-disciplinary endeavor dedicated to developing an understanding of exactly how and whether costuming affects an actor’s personality perception as a way to contribute to the field of psychology, future theatrical ...


Expectations And Participation Among Drama Students, Alexander Pryor 2018 Dominican University of California

Expectations And Participation Among Drama Students, Alexander Pryor

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Not all students are willing to participate actively in a drama class. Most studies about drama and participation focus on the use of drama in other academic disciplines, and there is a lack of information about students’ participation within the drama classroom. This study examines the role that students’ experiences and expectations play in their educational outcomes in drama class. Students from two beginning drama classes at a public high school participated in this study. They were introduced to a short unit on social theater and on Augusto Boal’s Forum Theater. Throughout this unit students responded to journal prompts ...


Being In Performance: A Philosophical Account Of The Embodied Actor, Brad M. Krumholz 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Being In Performance: A Philosophical Account Of The Embodied Actor, Brad M. Krumholz

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this dissertation I present and analyze three distinct actor-training exercises primarily through the lens of the Embodied Cognition (EC) branch of contemporary philosophy, which attempts to frame human understanding as a fully embodied interaction with the environment. Drawing from neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and other branches of philosophy, EC provides both an excellent set of tools and a strong theoretical framework to help explain how people encounter meaning in life. I apply its unique perspectives to this philosophical account of the embodied actor as I analyze the various elements at play in actor training praxis, which allows me to shed ...


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