Spring 2019 Classes
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Announcing Playmakers’ Spring 2019 classes:
Our Town – Behind the Scenes
Mondays, January 14 – February 4 from 4:00-5:30pm
Have you always wanted to know more about what happens behind the scenes in a play? Do you want to learn all the ways that a production gets put together? Check out our new Behind the Scenes class for middle and high schoolers taught in collaboration with LSU’s Undergraduate Theatre Alliance. This 5-week intensive will take students backstage with LSU undergraduates specializing in costume, scenic design, sound design & technology, and devising, watching LSU prepare for their production of Our Town and trying out their skills in each area. The last week of class will conclude with students seeing a special preview performance of Our Town and discussing their experience of the show with those who worked on it.
Monday, January 14th
Cut from a Different Cloth
Taught by Kain Gill
Have you ever wanted to design costumes and not know what to do? You can learn about
costume design and get a chance to put your new knowledge into action with a rendering! You’ll also get a chance to ask an experienced college designer any and all of your costume questions.
Monday, January 21st
BIG Ideas: Grand Plan to Ground Plan
Taught by Anthony Doyle and Timothy Glenn Underwood
Have you ever had an idea, but didn’t know how to make it a reality? Find out how to discover an artistic vision and translate it into scenic design.
Monday, January 28th
AMP It Up: How Sound Design and Technology Enhance Theatre
Taught by Zoey Young and Jeremiah Turner
Zoey and Jeremiah will discuss the different aspects of sound in theater, through sound
design and sound technology. We will be learning how to analyze scripts, the technology and paper work needed for your show, how to design a show, and an activity where we learn how to add underscoring to a monologue.
Monday, February 4th
Once Upon a Time…: How to Devise a New Performance
Timothy Glenn Underwood
Do you like telling stories? Do you like working with your friends? Do you like telling your friends stories? Join our devising team as we learn how to take something familiar and crystallize it into a brand new performance that you can call your own.
Week of February 11th
Performance of Our Town
About Our Town
by Thorton Wilder
Directed by Shannon Walsh
February 13 – 24, 2019
Thornton Wilder’s minimalist 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play takes on new relevance in this updated interpretation. Join us in Grover’s Corners as we watch two families grow, change, and weather life’s ultimate transition together. Emphasizing the ordinary magic of everyday details, the importance of belonging, and the inevitability of loss, LSU’s Our Town offers a refreshing tonic for a troubled world.