• 2012-2013 Season,  Gone Missing/Cleverest Thief

    Everyone has a story

    by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg When we first discussed what we wanted for a lobby display, we decided we wanted something interactive that would help the audience feel connected to the stories and the process of our production right from the start. We ended up creating our own lost and found board where actors would come out to great patrons, explain a little bit about our project, and ask them to tell a story about something they’ve lost or found.   So far it’s seems to be pretty successful. We’ve even had to find more space! Here are some of our favorite posters so far (that we were able to get…

  • 2012-2013 Season,  Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom Lobby Displays

    Nick Sheets, dramaturg To all those who have been following this blog throughout rehearsal and production for┬áThe Phantom of the Opera, may I take the time to thank you for your time and consideration. As dramaturgs, we strive to bridge gaps between the “behind-the-scenes” of our productions, and the lives of those who will eventually come to view our work. I hope, as this production’s dramaturg, that I have fulfilled that goal. The curtains have closed. The DeJong Concert Hall has passed its venue on to other great performances, but for me, there will always be a phantom lurking in the theater. I am grateful for all the hard work…

  • 2012-2013 Season,  Phantom of the Opera

    Phantastic Phantom Progress

    by Nicholas Sheets, dramaturg The other week we sat down in production meeting to discuss our visual projections for the show. Pretty much the entire meeting was devoted to hashing out the process of filming certain scenes in order to project them later in stills and in videos during the show. Since Phantom of the Opera is set in the 1880’s, the director desired to have more of a flicker book feel to the videos, since the “motion picture” was still a new invention at the turn of the 19th century. I am super excited to see this collaboration between the media arts and the theater department. Having both of…