Shepard Staged Reading
Sophomore Directing major Melaina Ricks did a staged reading of Tectonic Theatre Project's play The Laramie Project. The play deals with the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in1998. The staged readings are script in hand presentations with two hours of rehearsal. The format offers the directors the chance to work with actors on a script they admire. It provides Conservatory students with the chance to hear a wider range of theatrical literature. Melaina was a student at NOCCA in New Orleans where Tectonic Theatre Project was in residence. Melaina's reading included images of other victims of hate crimes and allowed the audience to share their personal thoughts on the subject.
Preparing for The Tempest
The Conservatory season and semester are coming to a close. The final production of the year is WilliamShakespeare's The Tempest helmed by guest director Paul Mason Barnes. Pictured here are two current students, Brooke Henderson (above) and Megan Harshaw. Brooke serves as Craft Head and is creating the frame for the hell dog. Megan is working on the costume (with hump) for Caliban.