3 versions, 3 spaces, 3 budgets
3 student directors
3 sets of student designers and producers
3 separate casts
1 team of faculty mentors
This fall the Theatre Department will produce three “lab model” versions of Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, to be created by three CoLab companies of student directors, actors, designers, and production staff. This is not a “Zoom Production,” and while we won’t actually build a physical production, we will be rehearsing the play online, engaging in a robust research process, and creating full design plans to the fullest extent possible (given the current impossibility of being together in the space).
The aim of the project is to spend the semester digging deeply into the research, design, analysis, and rehearsal processes of a typical, in-person production. This will allow us to focus on aspects of production that don’t always receive the attention they deserve, primarily as a result of the time constraints of staging of a show during “normal” semesters.
Each CoLab company will design its production for a different size space with a different size hypothetical budget—‘small’ for the Goldberg Studio (HN537), ‘mid-size’ for the Loewe, and ‘large’ for the Kaye Playhouse.
The work of the three directors will be overseen by faculty mentor Adrienne Williams. The work of the three set/prop designers will be overseen by Louisa Thompson; costume designers by Deepsikha Chatterjee; lighting designers by Ian Calderon; sound designers by Beth Lake; stage managers by Sarah Shea; and tech directors by David Bean. Jen Leno, Omen Sade, and Theo Campbell will assist.
Brad Krumholz will be the overall producer of CoLab, and he will mentor the 3 production managers; in addition, his production class will function as the three production companies’ administrative cores.