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Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’

Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’
Rhodessa Jones sings with audience participation in her performance of “Life on the Swerve: Observations from the Place Where the World Weeps,” Tuesday in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The explicit and graphic performance of the stories of her time spent in the prison systems teaching women performing arts was accompanied by videos of past shows preformed by the inmates. / photo by Scott... 

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions
Anna, played by Stephanie Aguilar, continues her European tour of promiscuity as she attempts to flirt with a German student activist. The scene, took place in a tavern during the dress rehearsal of the Dailey Theater’s performance of “The Baltimore Waltz.” The show ran last weekend. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director Laughter, gasps and sobs are all that... 

On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 

‘The Screens’ offers an abstract view of war

'The Screens' offers an abstract view of war
In this scene from “The Screens,” Mother and Madani, portrayed by sophomore Stephanie Aguilar and junior Kevin Ray, try to talk to the dead. The play, written by Jean Genet and directed by Georgij Paro and Sean Dillon, was written during Algeria’s struggle for independence from France, and depicts several characters in a reality that is both otherworldly and human. Performances continue at 7:30... 

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life
Alan Tollefson, technical director of the theatre arts department, was born into a theatre family and has been around the design environment his entire life, including touring in a family puppet show. His love of teaching is what brought him to the University of La Verne. Currently Tollefson is transforming the Dailey Theatre main stage into wartime Algeria in preparation for the upcoming performance... 

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... 
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