Designing for Live Performance

Designing for Live Performance: Model Box & Projection Concepts

M.H, Rui, & KelleeFor our take on Hedwig, we decided to replace Hurt Locker: the Musical, with Saw: the Musical.  We were intrigued with the idea of reimagining the set in another irreverent musical.  Our three song choices are Origin of Love, Angry Inch, and Midnight Radio, with our model box being 1/4 scale.  Keeping with the theme of Saw: the Musical, our initial set will include a bathtub, chains, and body parts, with the band and Hedwig placed to eitherRead More

Designing for Live Performance: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 24, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

Reading Hedwig and the Angry Inch using Fuch’s questions helped to solidify my concept questions.  Last week, I did the sentences first, and in hindsight, that might not’ve been very helpful.   I The World of the Play:   The space on this planet is set in the Belasco Theater in NYC, though the musical travels from Hedwig’s beginnings in East Berlin, to Kansas, to the present in New York. The time covered is mostly linear, sympathetically laying out Hedwig’s journey toRead More

Designing for Live Performance: Cornell Box

September 20, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

This week’s assignment was to make a Cornell box that reflected our emotional response to Lasso of Truth.  After reading Carson’s play, I began to jot down ideas, and reactions to it.  The direction the box took was unexpected.  I had a certain expectation about the shape it would take, and what I ended up with was fairly different.  Box in progress Finished box

Designing For Live Performance: Lasso of Truth

September 17, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

This week’s assignment was to answer Fuch’s questions for Lasso of Truth, as well as write concept sentences.  I found that I really enjoyed Lasso of Truth.  So much so, that I also picked up Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman.  Concept Sentences:  Lasso of Truth is about finding and forming relationships.Lasso of Truth is about finding and forming relationships outside of societal norms. Lasso of Truth is about the Inventor’s quest to leave a legacy behind him, bothRead More

Designing for Live Performance: Small Planet & Empty Space

September 10, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

Elinor Fuchs’ Visit to a Small Planet lays out clear and understandable methods for both reading and interpreting a play, using a series of questions. Rather than make quick judgements about the play, these questions are intended to help you to delve deeper into all aspects of the play.  Curious to see if it would help further my understanding of previous plays, I decided to re-read a play that I’d been assigned this summer.  Even with my preconceived notions ofRead More