Faculty Present Workshops at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Theatre Arts faculty members presented workshops to faculty, students and staff at the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) annual conference in Reno, Nevada, 2010.
Professor Randall Enlow presented two workshops: "Designing Through the Downturn," a presentation and discussion on theatre design using recycled scenic elements in new and unique ways to both save money, labor and time and to promote "green" ideologies of protecting the environment; and "One Picture Prompts a Thousand Words," a communication training session using visual images as a way to expand collaborative discussions among artists by creating a dialogue through "a stream of imaginative consciousness" involving color, texture and representative pictures.
Professors Lisa Tromovitch and Gary Armagnac taught a workshop titled "What's Old Is New Again, Working with the First Folio of Shakespeare's Plays," about how to incorporate the latest scholarship on the First Folio into Shakespearean productions.
Theatre Arts Professor and Student Win Lighting Design Contest
Professor Randall Enlow had a winning entry in Apollo Design's "Design-A-Pattern" contest for two years in a row. His lighting design pattern "Steel Support" was chosen out of 68 contestants with 1180 votes in the 2010 contest. Winners are picked by theatre industry professionals, and most of the profits from the lighting designs are awarded to charity. Theatre Arts student Karen Darden '12 was also selected as a winner with her entry "Palm Place."