The world is your stage.
The Adrian College theatre department is home to classic productions—directed, acted and set by its students.
Organizing an entire production is no small feat, and yet, it is something that the stage manager must do with a certain zeal and charisma. Jacqueline Belman, in her 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation, explores the world of stage managing for the production of Anatomy of Grey (2013). She delved into the organization, collaboration, communication and support she gave to the director, actors, designers, stage crea and technicians throughout the process. Her presentation was under the ribbon for Developing Creativity.
More than just stage management—a show is comprised of music, lines, props, characters and lighting. Lighting design is an influential element of a show, one that can showcase time, setting or even a storm. In his 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation, Jeffrey Clark explored the intricacies behind lighting an entire show. In this case, Anatomy of Grey (2013). Clark’s presentation was under the ribbon for Developing Creativity.
Ian Leslie Malvern Hudgins, in his 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation, looked at theatre as a preservation for culture, values and language through the ages. Though we cannot communicate with those that have passed on to understand our history, we can look at theatre to better understand it. Hudgins performed a recital showcasing works from the era of Thespis to Neil Labute and Bert Royal. Hudgins, throughout his presentation, explored the stylistic changes of language. Hudgins performed both alone and with the help of performers Kellie Fisher and Matthew Pecek. His presentation was under the ribbon Developing Creativity.
Laughter is the best medicine—and Alexandra Myers gave audiences a giant dose of it during her 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation. Featuring the talents of Myers, Lauren Penfold, Timothy Harkleroad and Jaelinn Soeltner, the original and student-written piece was a combination of original sketches, stand up comedy and audience participation improvisation games. Myers has been leading a small troupe of students through different aspects of comedy and improvisation and directing them to new, organic and challenging material. Some sketches and an overview of the writing process was included in the demonstration, under the ribbon Developing Creativity.