The Addams’s family musical was a delightful play full of delightful humor, tense scenes, and heartfelt moments. The play opened late this spring with twenty-two college students from the Florida School of the Arts, a public art college in Palatka. The cast was led by Willie Beaton II as Gomez Addams, Bella Carlsen as Morticia Adams, Caitlin Sweeney as Wednesday Adams, and Briar Boggs as Lucas Benieke. The cast of acting students was, as a whole, quite good, performing A+ material. However, at some points of the show, it becomes clear that the students have some years left to learn.
The key was how the costumes were gendered from males to females. Even though I knew the sexualization of female costumes has been a problem over recent years, I was in awe with the degree of objectification. One costume that stood out to me the most was a women and mens prisoner costume. For the men's, it was a baggy black and white costume that barely showed any skin whatsoever. On the flip side, the womens costume wasn’t even a third of the fabric covering the male costume.
The theme in this play that our adaptation would be focusing is on Hysteria and Demoralization. We will be adapting this to modern society’s issues of bullying specifically cyber bullying. The definition of cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Today, Cyber bullying affects many teenagers because they are being harmed by others. In The Crucible, Abigail ends up ruining Proctor’s reputation as well as many other characters by accusing them of witchcraft. Abigail is seen as the villain in this story which aligns to cyber bullying because the person doing things to hurt the other person is the bully. Although the importance of reputation is not as important today as in The Crucible the similarities between Proctor and cyber bullying victims is that they could not take the bullying anymore.
In addition to the performance, the costumes, designed by Alexis Doktor, were very provocative, but nicely connected with the scenery. The scenery was designed originally by Barry Sparks. Additionally, William Starett choreographed the rest of the performance. Given the opportunity to see Cleopatra
I would like for you to help get the word to principals and encourage support. Our auditorium holds approx 580 people. Maxine McCall, the author of They Won 't Hang a Woman, has agreed to read an excerpt from her book to introduce the play. She has also agreed to meet the students at the Burke County Museum to show them the Frankie Silver Room, which is based on her
The art of incorporating several elements of drama including: social status and stereotypes in a performance to enhance the effectiveness and relevance, can be traced back to the performance style commedia. Sixteenth century traveling performers in Italy were renowned for their unique performance style and structure that utilised physical theatre, costumes, improvisation, audience interaction and stock characters reflecting levels of social hierarchy. Elements of commedia are evident in modern drama, draw upon commonly to provide effective comic relief. These … were explored further in the Homunculus theatre company’s performance, “The Spirit of the Mask”.
Organization Description: Steppingstone Theatre Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at Saint Paul, Minnesota and has focused on youth development through theatrical production and education. It has successfully serving the children and teenagers whose age are from 3-16, and providing them different kinds of opportunities to experience the theatres and enrich their knowledge while they are involving into the theatrical activities or classes. Since they have been at Saint Paul back into the 80s, the organization has served the people for almost three decades, and Steppingstone Theatre always concentrates on providing stage production with children in order to grow their interests toward theatres . Thus, it plays a vital
Mubin Hira PERFORMANCE TREATMENT #1 Going to my first play ever was an experience that I will always remember. Being brand new to the theatre world, I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the grand Krannert Center. It was a different atmosphere; almost unreal. Attending Twelfth Night, or What You Will in person was an amazing experience.
My favorite sections to the dance concert had to be “Stone”. The two sections leading up to the end gave me something to look forward to. I could see how they progressed and what it had become. The first two pieces demonstrated the use of levels and gave the viewer something to admire when the dancers returned to the positions they started in. The music of these pieces was very minimal which in turn intensified the dancers movements.
Our personal and professional wardrobe are considered our costumes. In dramaturgical analysis, our costumes influences our social situations. Police officers wear uniforms, scientists wear lab coats, and businessmen typically wear suits. If you were playing the role of a football player and you came out onto the field, which would be your stage, in a tutu your acting would be considered foolish and subpar. To leave a good first impression at a job interview you would typically wear your best, you wouldn’t get the job in a dirty t-shirt and jeans, and in a stage production the audience wouldn’t be convinced
Cosplaying has been a part of the world for over 50 years and has influenced by many books and other sources. The idea of costuming and cosplaying came from 1939, when a 22-year old science fiction enthusiast along with his friend attended the First world science fiction convention appearing in the first Si-fi costumes (Flynn). The pair was dressed in a lively, attention-getting way and "injected a fanciful, imaginary quality into the convention's overly serious nature" (Flynn). After this big first in cosplaying and it only paved the way to bigger and better costumes, and became much more common to dress up in such costumes. Today, cosplaying has several different conventions dedicated to different themes, whether it be anime related or
The performances of the voice actors is nothing short of great, especially in the emotional scenes. I had no idea Kyle MacLachlan was in this! And as expected he was fantastic. I didn 't really feel like "Oh I know that voice" at all in the film and was shocked upon seeing the credits. They all did fantastic jobs at becoming their characters
Most of the actors were already known from television programmes and one of them, Dionne Verwey, already had an award for his/her acting skills. The acting in general was sufficient, not good not bad. I have to admit the acting of Kenneth Herdigein ,who portrayed Iago, was the most captivating of them all. When he performed Iago’s inner monologues he would use a separate microphone instead of the portable one he had. The setting would also change, which made it more enchanting.