Dramaturgs Share Insights into SDSU Theatrical Productions
This pandemic has taken away one of the pillars of theatre, bodies in spaces. Our industry relies on the magic created by a room of people. Point blank. It is why we aren’t in film or radio dramas (until now of course). As I was brainstorming for this, I was watching the screensaver float oldContinue reading “Pandemic Blues”
One of the main ways I interact with the world now is through social media. As I said in my little welcome note, my friends are now spread out all over the globe and keeping in contact with them gets increasingly harder as the days go by. Only through social media posts, instant messages ofContinue reading “Social Media and Me”
Charlemagne (c.742-814) was a warrior, a king, and a crusader for the Christian Church. He ruled most of early medieval Europe after inheriting it from his father, Peppin The Short. More accurately it was split up between Charlemagne and his brother Carloman, but that didn’t last for long after Carloman died giving the entire regionContinue reading “What is an Acting Troupe? Who Was Charlemagne??”
1972 – Pippin‘s Broadway Debut Opening on October 23 in 1972 in the Minskoff theatre, Pippin had a production team of up and coming stars. Stephen Schwartz on music/lyrics and Bob Fosse on direction/choreography this duo came together to create the show we all now know and love. They were up and coming enough forContinue reading “PIPPIN’s Production History”
Rob Meffe, Music Director and online music wizard, walks us through how he compiled the voices of the ensemble. There are only eight cast members in the SDSU production of Pippin, and there are many moments of the show that require an entire cast of singers singing together in wonderful majestic moments. So how do weContinue reading “How to Make Music In Different Rooms”
Broadway World did a feature article on SDSU’s colossal production of CHESS in Concert. The massive collaboration involved over 200 students, faculty, and staff. The MFA in Musical Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Musical Theatre Program, the Television, Film, and New Media Program, and both a choir and an orchestra from the School of Music &Continue reading “CHESS in Concert Featured in Broadway World”
Leonato: Father of Hero, uncle to Beatrice. Elderly nobleman whose home is where the play is set. Hero: Daughter of Leonato. Young, beautiful, privileged. Romantic interest of Claudio. Beatrice: Orphaned niece of Leonato, cousin to Hero. Intelligent and has the “gift of the gab.” Often wins battles of wit against Benedick. Not privileged. Romantic interestContinue reading “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Character Breakdown”
Performances October 30-November 1, 2020. Find out more about our show by clicking on the Links below.See the PLAYBILL for Much Ado About Nothing at the bottom of this page. William Shakespeare Character Breakdown for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Commentary from Dramaturg for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Design for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING CAST:Don Pedro: Roosevelt GreenBalthasar/FirstContinue reading “Much Ado About Nothing”
Much Ado About Nothing was written by William Shakespeare between the years of 1598 and 1599. Shakespeare was an English actor, poet, and playwright born on April 26th, 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language and the world’s most known dramatist. He is also known as “The Bard” orContinue reading “William Shakespeare”
Surya Iyer received her MFA in Film Production from SDSU in Spring 2020. Her thesis film, Namak, reveals the fraught relationships among different strata of Indian society. The film is set in 1930 during a massive protest led by Mahatma Gandhi against the British salt tax. When the protesters, who are allied with one anotherContinue reading “MEET SURYA IYER, Dramaturg for METAMORPHOSIS”
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