Family Style, by Naomi Lam '21
Our students have been steadily producing remote performance work since March 2020, both in the classroom and via our production program; a small sampling of that work is available for viewing here.
We will continue to create and explore the possibilities of remote performance with our students until we can get back onto our stages, and we expect that some of what we discover will stay with us long after the current crisis has faded into the past.
THEA 90, a Senior Seminar course for theater majors, seeks to explore the contemporary world of theater. Through contemporary play readings and collaboration projects that revolve around scene work and devised theater, students develop an appreciation for the breadth of new work being developed and produced in the field. For this project, the students were given a prompt to bring 5 words into the zoom room. From those words, they created an étude, or study of one, or some of their words through long improv. This piece is a collection of those studies.
THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance
Final Performance Presentations
Originally performed Saturday, May 30 via Zoom webinar
Taught by Professors John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn, THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance is a course devoted to the creation of original work in a collaborative setting. In previous years, the final projects looked and felt quite specific to the time in which they were developed. This extraordinary year continues that tradition, with the content created throughout the term focused on themes inherent to a remote learning environment: isolation and connection.
As a group, the students built a series of 52 short videos. They worked with this shared, collective digital material, and each of them created an individual collage/final project. Here is their wonderful work, capped with an ensemble-created finale/epilogue.
VIEW THE PERFORMANCES
Brianna Seidel '21, FINAL PROJECT
Diana Niles '21, FINAL PROJECT
Samantha Goncalves '20, FINAL PROJECT
Roviel Arquiza '20, FINAL PROJECT
Grace Carney GR, FINAL PROJECT
Annabelle Buttenwieser '22, FINAL PROJECT
THEA 29: FINAL ENSEMBLE PIECE