Turns out that I'm graduating college in a year! In order to graduate from Carleton College, every senior has to complete a "comprehensive exercise," or comps. Since I'm a theatre major...I'm directing a show! In November 2012, I'll be directing a production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, which is an absolutely beautiful show based on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth.
Theatre comps have a very basic budget, and unfortunately the rights to Eurydice are particularly expensive. However, this is my senior show...so I'm hoping to make it as beautiful as humanly possible. As college theatre students, we're excellent at borrowing, begging, and creating props, costumes, and sets on a shoestring budget - for example, the lovely Tony Stoeri is building us a set out of lights - but we still need some help, especially to costume the show as fully as I'd like.
Since I'm in Los Angeles for the summer, I'm planning to take advantage of vintage and thrift shops to create our anachronistic costuming. We'd use much of the hundred and fifty dollars we're hoping to earn to purchase costume pieces and ship them back to Northfield, where we have access to the Carleton costume shop to finish clothing our actors. The money we'd earn would ALSO be dedicated to helping us to publicize the show more fully than we'd be able to on our current budget and also to buy vital props and set pieces.
This show is the pinnacle of my Carleton education, and your contributions would help make it all I'm hoping it'll be.
Additionally - we have an AWESOME cast and crew! See below for the list of people you would be supporting.
Eurydice: Emily Altschul '13
Orpheus: Ned Heckman '13
Father: Freddy Stein '14
Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld: Andrew Harvey '15
Big Stone: Ashley Shaw '14
Little Stone: Ellen McKinstry '14
Loud Stone: Sam Braslow '15
Director: Holly Abel '13
Stage Manager: Becca Greenstein '13
Tech Director/Lighting Designer: Tony Stoeri '13
Sound Designer: Tom Birren '13
Poster Designer: Jon Kittaka '13
Music Composition: Hannah Button-Harrison '12
- (30 days)