Theater alum Lars Jan ’00 presented his multimedia piece ABACUS, an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah in February. Jan has worked for three years on ABACUS, which he describes as “a visually immersive, genre-bending presentation exploring the future of national borders and how contemporary persuasion works.” In style, the presentation assumes a TED-talk fused with the grand gestures of megachurch media design, all while utilizing emerging technologies and stunning visual effects. http://www.swarthmore.edu/x34751.xml
The Department of Theater Announces Open Auditions for
FIRESIDE TALES: LEGENDS AND LORE OF THE FORGOTTEN WILDERNESS
A New Play with Songs by Jessica Cannizzaro ’12
Direction and Vocal Coaching by Guest Artist Adrienne Mackey ’04
Faculty advisors: James Magruder and Allen Kuharski
Auditions: Sunday, January 22, 4-6 pm, LPAC Cinema
Sign-Up Sheet on the bulletin board outside the Theater Department Office (13 LPAC)
NO PREPARED AUDITION MATERIAL REQUIRED (Auditions will be held in a group workshop format)
FIRESIDE TALES is the honors thesis in Production Dramaturgy by Jessica Cannizzaro ’12, adapted from American folk tales and songs. Those cast will work weekly on weekends with Adrienne Mackey and Jessica Cannizzaro on voice and singing workshops together with rehearsing for two staged concert readings of the material on the weekend of Feb. 25-26 and during reading week (May 2-3). Those cast and able to commit to this schedule will be eligible for 1.0 Theater credit for their work on the project.
Any questions can be directed to Jessica Cannizzaro (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allen Kuharski (email@example.com).
Here’s some stellar reviews from the current run of Suli and Deb’s show CHIMERA at HERE Arts Center in NYC