Congratulations to Theatre Arts Professor Amy Glazer who, on Monday night, was awarded the 2014 Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Stage Direction in a House with 100 to 300 Seats.
Amy won the award for her production of Seminar at the San Francisco Playhouse. Professor Scott Sublett observes that “it was a perfect realization of an excellent play,” and TRFT department chair Professor David Kahn notes, “it was indeed a wonderful production and beautifully directed.”
Directed by Kathie Kratochvil, performances of Tim Robbins’s adaptation of Dead Man Walking will take place in the Todd Studio Theatre (HGH 103) beginning Thursday, March 5 at 7pm and continuing Friday and Saturday, as well as Tuesday through Saturday of the following week. Make sure you turn out to see this wonderful production!
For those who attend the opening night performance of Dead Man Walking, there will also be the opportunity to see Yoshi Asai’s first performance piece The Ghost Light, created for the class ART-173. (Asai is also a scenic designer for Dead Man Walking.) “Once upon a time, ghosts lived in theaters… well, they still do,” writes Asai. Based on theatre superstitions, his work features Peter Juarez, Cathy Tri, Emily Brouwer, Pandra Brown, and Lindsay Sporleder, with music by Philip Glass Dance IX. (No ticket is needed. Simply show up!) It will take place in Hugh Gillis Hall’s scene shop and begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. (duration: approximately 20 minutes).
*** The Ghost Light will begin after Dead Man Walking ends. The scene shop is right next to the Hal Todd Theatre. Wait until the performance area is ready after Dead Man Walking ends. The audience for the performance will be led to the scene shop as the artists are preparing for the performance. Please wait in the hallway (use the entrance that faces San Fernando) until somebody lets you in.