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Senior project sparks inspiration

Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor A six-foot black box sits in the middle of Sneaky Park while curious passersby walk inside to find a mirror box with inspiring messages. This interactive installation, “Don’t Look,” is the senior project for Ariana Harris, senior theater major and working artist. It is a performance art piece with the audience being the performers. “I was inspired by Georgi Paro’s... 

Students display directing chops

Students display directing chops
Kyle Boardman and Emily Jardel run through a scene from George Furth’s play “Company.” The theater department presents “An Evening of Directing Projects,” facilitated by Sean Dillon, which allows students to direct plays. The showcase opened Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. / photo by Jessica Harsen Cody Luk Staff Writer First-time student directors put directorial principles into play... 

Powell’s ‘Agony’ unleashed

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Professor of English William Cook’s latest work, “The Agony of Colin Powell,” will premiere in three performances staged at the University of La Verne this weekend. The one-act play presents Colin Powell as a fictional character representing “Everyman” dealing with the conflict between duty and self. Oregon Shakespeare Festival veteran actor Tyrone Wilson brings... 

‘Bette and Boo’ makes dysfunction fun

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Dead babies and dysfunctional families color the comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts cast performed the black comedy with intelligence and vulnerability as they dealt with issues regarding alcoholism, postpartum depression and verbal domestic violence. “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” exaggerates difficult... 

Curtain rises on student directors

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer For the theatrical novice, directing a production is a daunting task that forces one to always have the answer and overcome steep hurdles. In his Introduction to Theatrical Directing class, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Sean Dillon equips his students with the tools necessary to brave these hurdles. “What we try and do is sort of build a toolkit of directorial principles,”... 

Kent brings excitement to black comedy

Kent brings excitement to black comedy
Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is the theatre department’s new fall production directed by Steven Kent. The play follows a newly married couple, Bette and Boo, played by Sarah Rae Jackson and Jacob Tittl, and the antics of their comically dysfunctional family and friends. In this scene titled “We Will Call Him Skippy,” the family argues about what to name the newborn... 

‘In the Blood’ is the modern day scarlet letter

Cody Luk Staff Writer The word “SLUT” is written boldly across a wall of a trash-filled stage as students, faculty and community members rushed into the Pomona College Seaver Theatre for “In the Blood,” a tragedy on contemporary social issues. “The play is very intense, and it has a strong storyline they’re trying to portray,” said Arianna Lee, freshman Pomona College science major... 

Theater Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’ nightmare

<i>Theater Review</i>: Shakespeare's 'Midsummer' nightmare
Artistic Director Linda Bisesti presents the cast of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” following the performance Sept. 27. This is the ninth season of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, held at the Cal Poly Pomona Theatre and New Dance Department. The cast includes members of the Actor’s Equity Association, Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. / photo by Uyen Bui Liz Ortiz Staff... 

Students sit in the director’s chair

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Students of the Theatre Arts 351 class premiered their directing capabilities in “Theatre On-Stage: New Directions in Directing” May 17-25 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret and Dailey Theatre. The week-long event, consisting of a series of one-act plays, opened with “The Bald Soprano” directed by sophomore theatre major Cole Wagner, “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let... 

Tale of love destined for the Fringe

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Students in the theater department are taking a new twist on the traditional senior project by breaking free from the educational realm and entering the world of professional theater as they enter the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Theater majors Cody Goss, Alexis Robles and Sierra Taylor are organizing their own original production called “Jason <3’s Medea”... 
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