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Back To The Basics: How Virtual Reality Films Harken Back To Early 19th Century Filmmaking, Andrew York 2016 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

Back To The Basics: How Virtual Reality Films Harken Back To Early 19th Century Filmmaking, Andrew York

Research & Exhibition

Visual storytelling has been a constantly evolving medium that continues to develop even in contemporary times. The foundation of modern filmmaking relies on the cut because it allows the storyteller to shift between different perspectives, time periods, and different scenes in order to create a strong, interwoven narrative. Because virtual reality filmmaking requires the absence of cuts in order to not be jarring to the audience, research needs to be done in order to gather data on the effectiveness of utilizing different techniques to capture stories with VR. The opening scene from The Godfather will be recreated and recorded using ...


Screen To Stage: The Adaptation Of Films To Stage Musicals, Michael Gillies Mahacek 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Screen To Stage: The Adaptation Of Films To Stage Musicals, Michael Gillies Mahacek

Research & Exhibition

Many musical films are inspired by stage shows that originated on Broadway. While this transition still remains popular today, there is also a continuous rise in the popularity of adapting a film into a stage show, regardless if the film possessed any musical elements to start. This research aims to explore the elements and creative decisions needed in order to adapt a film into a stage musical. The focus will be primarily aimed toward the preproduction of a musical and how the creative team is able to manipulate the preexisting story from the film into the confinements of the stage ...


Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker 2016 Director

Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker

Robert Clements, M.Ed.

This new adaptation of the beloved Gothic novel imaginatively incorporates haunting visual images, dreamlike memories and innovative staging. Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her lonely and abusive childhood to become an accomplished governess for Mr. Rochester’s ward at mysterious Thornfield, a place with dark and terrifying secrets. Her psychological journey allows her to triumph over the oppression of the Victorian era, in a script that Chicago Magazine called “a tide of loving and sure storytelling that treats its audience with reverence and respect.”


Theatre In Prison: How It Is Making A Difference, Mackenzee Donham 2016 Chapman University

Theatre In Prison: How It Is Making A Difference, Mackenzee Donham

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The United States of America incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Department, there are over two million people incarcerated in American prisons, and according to the National Institute of Justice, 76% of prisoners reoffend within five years of being released. Historically, one of the primary purposes of prisons is to prepare the inmates for their eventual release, a process known as rehabilitation. In the criminal justice world, rehabilitation is intended to smooth reintegration into society, and provide skills and incentives to prevent future criminal activity. However, looking ...


Beyond The Stage: The Influence Of Theatre In Walt Disney Imagineering, Cassaundra Soumas 2016 Chapman University

Beyond The Stage: The Influence Of Theatre In Walt Disney Imagineering, Cassaundra Soumas

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Walt Disney Imagineering is the head design team behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Their experts and creators spearhead all projects, from shows and attractions to architecture and locations. Their groundbreaking work has put them at the forefront of the Themed Entertainment Industry. While they have become trendsetters in the world of entertainment, much of their foundation is still based in the world of theatre. Through this thesis, I will examine just how much of an influence theatre has had in the foundation of Walt Disney Imagineering. From simple verbiage to designs, theatre is present in many levels. I will ...


The Business Of Theatre: How Creativity, Collaboration, And Communication Infiltrate 'The Real World', Caroline Hale 2016 Chapman University

The Business Of Theatre: How Creativity, Collaboration, And Communication Infiltrate 'The Real World', Caroline Hale

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Too often ridiculed as a “dying art”, theatre endures a ceaseless struggle for validity among educators, employers, and citizens alike. However, the skills garnered by performers, technicians, and designers through theatrical education span far beyond the final curtain, and are significantly more relevant and impactful than we think.

A theatre education means learning about the human condition, communication, gaining self-confidence, expressing creativity, problem solving, and thinking on your feet. In addition, drama techniques have been enormously effective in improving self-esteem and building community. A theatre education is a highly successful catalyst for the development of a “soft skill set.” Because ...


Intimate Apparel, 2016 Chapman University

Intimate Apparel

Theatre Programs

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams

Drama: In this brilliantly crafted portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York, Nottage gives us a story about desire and common sense, of pleasure and pain, of resilience and fragility, and above all the unlikely triumph of the human spirit. True to its title, Intimate Apparel presents a story that is both delicate and eloquent. Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Sternberg New Play Award.

Waltmar Theatre
7:30pm – Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10
2:00pm – Dec. 3 & 10

PC: Dale ...


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.


'Nosferatu' Revisted, Russell D. Fewster 2016 University of South Australia

'Nosferatu' Revisted, Russell D. Fewster

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

In 2014 I set out to adapt and direct a new stage production entitled Nosferatu The Undead based on the Dracula fable. My research enquiry focussed on the question of how to approach such a classic while avoiding the stereotypes and clichés that have accrued with this seminal work. I critically reflect here on the processes involved in writing the play script and then rehearsing the performance. This is an ethnographic account and is based on participant observation where the artist participates but also steps back to document and analyse practice. In order that such a case study has multiple ...


Performance: An Approach To Strengthening Interdisciplinarity In Women's Studies And Gender Studies, Ann M. Shanahan, Prudence A. Moylan, Betsy Jones Hemenway, Bren Ortega Murphy, Jacqueline Long, Susan Grossman, Hector Garcia, Mary Dominiak 2016 Loyola University Chicago

Performance: An Approach To Strengthening Interdisciplinarity In Women's Studies And Gender Studies, Ann M. Shanahan, Prudence A. Moylan, Betsy Jones Hemenway, Bren Ortega Murphy, Jacqueline Long, Susan Grossman, Hector Garcia, Mary Dominiak

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

Abstract

Issues of transition are always difficult and transforming founding assumptions to suit changing conditions can be a challenge for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies programs in the corporate university environment. This essay explains how performance of Fefu and Her Friends by Marie Irene Fornes in a mansion on campus led faculty participants in History, Classics, Modern Languages, Theatre, Communication, Social Work, and Nursing to re-vision their professional lives and the institutional status of the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program through a new appreciation for interdisciplinarity, derived from using performance as research. Each of eight faculty reflect ...


Good Kids And Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead, 2016 Chapman University

Good Kids And Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead

Theatre Programs

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by James Gardner

Drama, adult language: Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Mid-western high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Studio Theatre, Moulton Hall, Room 149
October 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22


Dog Sees ...


Superiority In Humor Theory, Sheila Lintott 2016 Bucknell University

Superiority In Humor Theory, Sheila Lintott

Faculty Journal Articles

In this article, I consider the standard interpretation of the superiority theory of humor attributed to Plato, Aristotle, and Hobbes, according to which the theory allegedly places feelings of superiority at the center of humor and comic amusement. The view that feelings of superiority are at the heart of all comic amusement is wildly implausible. Therefore textual evidence for the interpretation of Plato, Aristotle, or Hobbes as offering the superiority theory as an essentialist theory of humor is worth careful consideration. Through textual analysis I argue that not one of these three philosophers defends an essentialist theory of comic amusement ...


Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker 2016 Director

Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker

Theatre Productions

This new adaptation of the beloved Gothic novel imaginatively incorporates haunting visual images, dreamlike memories and innovative staging. Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her lonely and abusive childhood to become an accomplished governess for Mr. Rochester’s ward at mysterious Thornfield, a place with dark and terrifying secrets. Her psychological journey allows her to triumph over the oppression of the Victorian era, in a script that Chicago Magazine called “a tide of loving and sure storytelling that treats its audience with reverence and respect.”


Jamil Khoury Interview, Dasha Lubitov 2016 DePaul University

Jamil Khoury Interview, Dasha Lubitov

Asian American Art Oral History Project

This interview focusses on Silk Road Rising's video play Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness.

Bio: Jamil Khoury is the Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising. Promoting playwrights of Silk Road backgrounds (Asian and Middle Eastern) is a passion that dovetails well with his experiences living in the Middle East and his eleven years as a cross-cultural trainer and international relocations consultant. A theatre producer, essayist, playwright, and film maker, Khoury’s work focuses on Middle Eastern themes and questions of Diaspora. He is particularly interested in the intersections of culture, national identity ...


Negotiating Resistance With The Character G In Naomi Izuka’S Polaroid Stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr. 2016 University of Louisville

Negotiating Resistance With The Character G In Naomi Izuka’S Polaroid Stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis will analyze my portrayal of G (Zeus) in Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka through my psychological journey as an actor. In my investigation of G, I will discuss the specific techniques used to create my performance in Polaroid Stories, which include influences from my Commedia, Improv, and ensemble training. I will examine the connection these tools acquired during my candidacy at the University of Louisville as well as real-life experiences that shaped my professional development as an artist and performer. In this thesis you will discover the influence of my early youth, my blackness, the artistic technique, and ...


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 ...


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