A teaser for the film Robert Salazar, ‘13, made in Little Theater last Spring.
The Year in Oberlin Theater: Part Two
Here’s the round up of the rest of our year in theater.
To kick off second semester, we had Skaida, Skaidis…, a one man show by Nate Krasner, ‘13.
Next, we had a 1950’s and 60’s inspired production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Carter Sligh ‘13.
Our third show was Luz of the Moon, a coming of age story with a magical spin, written and directed by Rebecca Deutsch, ‘13.
Robert Salazar, ‘13, then used his Little Theater slot to shoot the entirety of his original comedy feature, White Walls, Dark Rooms.
The Connection, a play exploring drugs and jazz in the Beatnik era was next.
Our mainstage production was The Laramie Project, a documentary style play about a town’s reaction to an anti-gay hate crime. It was directed by Professor Caroline Jackson Smith.
Next up were the Directing Class One Acts, featuring six short plays by Katherine Snodgrass, Peter Shaffer, Aaron Sorkin, Sam Shepard, Woody Allen, and Tom Stoppard.
Our second to last show was The Trojan Women, Charles Mee’s take on a Greek play, adapted and directed by Sarah Bernstein, ‘13.
Our final show was Mary Zimmerman’s Journey to the West, an outdoor mythic play adapted and directed by Phil Wong, ‘13.
Have an awesome summer, and stay tuned about what’s coming up next year!
The Year in Oberlin Theater: Part One
We decided to do a school year end wrap up to look back on all the amazing productions that happened here!
First up, we had God of Carnage, a domestic dramedy about an altercation between two children that makes their parents tap into their most animalistic sides. It was so awesome that it’s coming back for Commencement Weekend! Directed by Michael Cunningham, ‘14.
Next up was Boy Gets Girl, a chilling and poignant drama about how a woman’s fears of being stalked can change her life and the lives of those around her forever. Directed by Zach Weinberg, ‘14.
Next was Strike-Slip, a play that explores how a diverse ensemble of characters affect each other’s stories in LA. It made use of environmental theater and was directed by Professor Heather Anderson Boll.
Our mainstage show was Man of La Mancha, a classic musical with onstage seating, lit by OC Alum Carolyn Wong, and directed by Professor Chris Flaharty.
Our last production was the Theater 101 Showcase, where four upperclassmen Theater majors directed fifty-three freshman in the Theater 101 class.
That’s it for our first semester! Stay tuned for our wrap up of second semester!
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Auditions for the Directing Class One Act Plays will be Wednesday, March 13th, 4:30-6:00 PM, and Thursday, March 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM in Warner Studio #2.
Sign up sheet in Warner lobby.
No prepared audition pieces necessary, we will ask you to read from one of the scripts.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY REBECCA DEUTSCH ‘13
March 7th, 8h, 9th, 8 PM
March 9th, 2 PM
Little Theater, Oberlin College
Tickets: $3 in advance, $5 at the door
Available at Central Ticket Service in Hall Auditorium Lobby
Fourteen year old Luz is peculiar, and the world just won’t have it. Her teachers can’t handle her, her parents can’t handle her, and ultimately, she can’t handle the world. Through a heightened and experimental form, Luz of the Moon follows Luz in a world of freaks, bullies, angels and exorcisms, as she transitions into womanhood and faces the hardships that go along with it. As Luz’s inner life is on the brink of collapse, she meets an angel who offers her a ride to hell and heaven. It is up to Luz to save her world before the spiritual universe falls apart. This innovative production, written and directed by Rebecca Deutsch (‘13) and featuring Oberlin’s own Meeko Israel, interweaves mask work, puppetry, Brecht, and opera to explore the lived experience of a young woman growing up in an epic world.
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