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Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 

Caitlín McCarthy’s art comes to life through set design

Caitlín McCarthy’s art comes to life through set design
Caitlín McCarthy is a scenic artist for the theater department. Among the sets she has worked on, McCarthy has made mechanical flowers that bloomed on stage for the spring 2009 production “Before the Red Trees Come.” The studio art major and theater minor has been painting scenery and creating props since her freshman year at the University. / photo by Allison Lavelle Karlie Bettencourt Associate... 

Students run the show; rejects have their day

Students run the show; rejects have their day
Amanda Novoa plays the role of Death in “A Lonely Business” as she confronts a diverse group of characters, including such notables as the Mad Hatter and Superman, traveling their life’s journey to critical crossroads. The play, presented on the main stage of Dailey Theatre, was produced by the Blue Tape Tribe, made up of the 12 students of the January Interterm class. / photo by David Bess Karlie... 

Theater Review: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty

<i>Theater Review</i>: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty
Annie Curasi and James Ellis performed Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years,” which opened Dec. 2 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one-act musical originally produced in Chicago in 2001, is a unique story about the failed relationship of the two characters, Jamie and Cathy. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Annie Curasi took an interesting approach to her senior project... 

Directing class showcases variety

Directing class showcases variety
Alvaro Renteria and Ariana Harris enact an emotionally intense scene from Richard III, Act I Scene II, directed by Zach McGreen, for the Introduction to Theatrical Directing class. The students will present their final directing projects at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The theater department hosted student-directed... 

Musical ‘The Last Five Years’ explores relationship

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Handling a break-up can be a delicate process whether one is dating or in a serious relationship. In the play “The Last Five Years,” audiences will be treated to the private relationship between two people. The two characters come into their relationship innocently and face the hardships that any normal couple would face. As we follow a man’s excitement over... 

Theater Review: Actors spill emotion, blood in ‘Sport of My Mad Mother’

Carly Hill Arts Editor For the latest production from the theater department, Pomona street gangs invaded the ULV campus, running wild within Dailey Theatre. The play, “The Sport of My Mad Mother,” is comparable to the 1980s film “Sixteen Candles,” if you add blood, guns and death with a gothic twist. Before the show even begins, viewers can already tell they are in for a surprise. Seats... 

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers
Gang leader Greta, played by Stephanie Aguilar, intimidates her fellow gang members Cone and Fak, played by Danny Bride and Raymond Del Rio. “The Sport of My Mad Mother “ takes place in an abandoned and crumbling theater in a run down and crime-ridden neighborhood. The play has an unconventional set, where audience members sit onstage below draped nets. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Carly Hill Arts... 

Seminar teaches acting techniques

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Screaming, weeping and laughter could be heard echoing from the Jane Dibbell Cabaret as students attempted to submerge themselves in the meaning of sad and silly. Speaker Kate Noonan brought her teachings she received from the distinguished actress Stella Adler and spoke to students on Nov. 4. “Stella knew everything about everything, she was very scholarly and... 

One act plays showcase talent

One act plays showcase talent
Theater students, Ali Franco and Jordan Randall perform “California Suite,” written by Neil Simon and directed by senior Brittnay Lokar, as part of the One-Act Festival on Monday night. “California Suite” was offered among six plays in the annual festival at Dailey Theatre. Stage designers Caitlin McCarthy, Jen Scarr and Annie Curasi prepared the set and props for the play. The shows is scheduled... 
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