GCC Theatre Arts Dept.’s Spring 2015 Season
We Are Stardust
Main Stage Production
Music by Mark Hollman
Book by Greg Kotis
Lyrics by Hollman & Kotis
Directed by Jeanette Farr-Harkins
Performances: March 31 - April 10, 2016
||Wed 11/11 & Thu 11/12 at 7:00-10:00pm in the Auditorium
(You don't have to attend both; just pick the one that works best for you)
||Fri 11/13 at 7-10 pm in the Auditorium (if needed)
||16 bars of a song. There will be a cold reading and please wear comfortable clothes to move in.
|READ THE PLAYS
||There will be a reading on Tues. November 10 at 7:00pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!! A perusal copy of the script is available in the Mainstage Lobby.
|ENROLL IN THESE TWO COURSES
**All dates and times are general guidelines but specifics will be discussed at auditions and first company meeting. Contact the department with specific questions about scheduling**
|NOT READY TO BE ON STAGE?
||You can still be involved! Every play needs stage managers and technical operators. See Guido Girardi (x5635 - email@example.com) or Dina Dominguez (x3044 - firstname.lastname@example.org) in AU 201-A.
|| Ask department chair Jeanette Farr at x5636 or email@example.com, or department assistant Ilana Hirshhorn in AU 106-D / x5618 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We Are Stardust"
Directed by Melissa R. Randel
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday from 7:00-10:00pm
Performances: April 28-30th and May5-7th at 8:00pm and May 5 &7 at 2:00pm
Audition Character Breakdown
Auditions will be held Wed, Feb. 17th and Thur., Feb. 18th from 7:00-10:00pm
SIGN UP FOR TA 164 and TA 129-- SPRING 2016
...construction and rehearsals begin for...
AN ORIGINAL DEVISED THEATRE PIECE: WE ARE STARDUST
DIRECTED BY MELISSA R. RANDEL
Do you know who said, “WE ARE STARDUST” Do you believe it’s true? It is.
“We are stardust - in the highest, most exalted way, one can use that phrase...the molecules in your body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos.”
--Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
THIS IS THE THRILLING SUBJECT MATTER OF DEVISED PLAY: WE ARE STARDUST
DEFINITION OF DEVISED THEATRE: a cutting edge approach to making new work
• devised theatre is an original theatre piece constructed by multiple partners, often with diverse skill
sets during an extended period of collaboration
• devised theatre includes actors in the process of writing the play
• essential tools for creating a devised theatre: suzuki, viewpoints, and composition
• devised theatre often contains original text written by the participants, along with movement, dance,
music, video, and classical plays like Shakespeare, Sophocles, etc.
• devised plays are often non-linear and resemble a living, theatrical collage
Who can participate? ANYONE who’s excited by the subject matter and plays well with others!
Actors, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, set/costume/lighting/sound designers,
composers, graphic artists, astronomers, physicists, producers, social media experts
What do I need to do to participate in We are Stardust during Spring 2016?
-Sign up for TA 164 -- class meets from 6:55pm - 7:05pm on Wednesdays, 6:05pm-10:05pm Thurs-Sat.
-Sign up for TA 129 -- class meets from 2:50pm-6:00pm on Fridays
TA 129 CLASS: BACKSTAGE LAB FOR PERFORMERS- Designed to introduce performance students to the backstage aspect of technical theatre. Students work on projects that directly support the dance, music, or theatre production in which they are concurrently enrolled. Through the analysis and implementation of production designs for scenery, lights, and sound, they gain a greater understanding of the relationship between performance and backstage support.
TA 164 CLASS: REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE IN NEW WORKS AND EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS- A workshop designed to support new works and experimental theatre production. The students enrolled in this course are formed into a company to present new or experimental plays as part of the season in the Theatre Arts Dept. productions at GCC. Each student is assigned projects in accordance with his or her interests and talents. The projects involve some phase of theatrical production as it relates to the performance skills in the style of new plays and plays of a differently structured nature, including but not limited to non-linear, feminist, epic, etc. These productions may include work that is student written or generated by the production team.
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