Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS (3/1-3/3)

MaidsPoster2noearringThe Department of Theater presents Honors Acting Thesis THE MAIDS by Jean Genet in the LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre March 1st, 2013 at 8PM, March 2nd at 2PM and 8PM and March 3rd at 2PM. Jean Genet (1910 – 1986) was a noted French author, playwright, and political activist. Genet believed in theater as an incendiary event and his plays reflect themes that ignore traditional plot and character psychology. Many of his works rely on ritual, transformation, illusion and interchangeable identities. Very loosely based on a true story of two maids who brutally murdered their employers, THE MAIDS takes us on a journey where role playing and reality dangerously melt together. The two sisters in the story are too intimate with each other, too close and only survive their lives in service by playing at becoming their mistress. Working for their glamorous and mysterious employer known as Madame, social oppression, sisterhood, enslavement, and sexual deprivation imprison these two minds in a dark game where nobody wins. The elaborate interchange leads the two sisters towards a neverending morbid fantasy and all that remains is the floating red train of Madame’s elegant dress…

Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech with Jeannette Leopold ’13, Sophia Naylor ’13, and Meryl Sands ’13. Costumes by Alexandra Huber-Weiss ’13.

Jobs backstage!

Dear students,
The THEATER DEPARTMENT is looking for help in the following areas: backstage crew, wardrobe or hair/makeup crew, light board operator, sound board operator, and video operator! If you can work the hours, we can pay you.

March 27-April 7: Production Ensemble, THREE SISTERS (All positions needed except Light Board operator)
3/27-3/28: 6-11PM
3/29: 1-11PM
3/30: 11A – 11PM
4/1-4/7: 6-11PM
4/6 + 4/7: 12-5PM

April 13-21: Directing Thesis, Jeannette Leopold, BURN THIS (Light and Sound Board operators needed)
4/13 -4/14: 11A-11PM
4/15-20: 6-11PM
4/20 + 4/21: 12-5PM

April 27-May 5: Directing Thesis, MERYL SANDS (All positions needed)
4/27: 11A-11PM
4/28-5/5: 6-11PM
5/5 + 5/6: 12-5PM

April 7-9: Night of Scenes Directing Workshop (Light and sound board operators needed)
5/6-9: 6-11P

Let us know if you have any questions or if you’re interested in working some, but not all of the hours.

Here’s the formal job description:

Job Title: Student Technician
The LPAC Student Technician will have various duties and responsibilities depending on the needs of each show. These may include but are not limited to operation of lighting and sound systems, maintaining and repairing essential equipment, helping with preshow preparations, cleaning and organizing storage of equipment and supplies and serving as run crew for performances.  If working show calls as a stagehand, black shoes, pants, and shirts are required.

Supervisor: Adam Riggar
Pay Category: 2

Jeff Sugg ’95 and Cynthia Hopkins’ world premier of THIS CLEMENT WORLD in Brooklyn, NY (Feb 5-17, 2013)

More news from one of our alums in NYC.  “This Clement ­World is a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal­ lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This Clement World blends outlandish fiction and original avant-folk songs with Hopkins’ own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, infusing our global climate crisis with humor, poetics and urgency.”

Check out the website for tickets and more info on the project: