"You look like a lamp. At least you can wear this dress, though. Makes me look like a linebacker." - Meredith, sister of the bride
3rd Act is throwing a wedding, and YOU are invited! This production of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is Becky Lieberman's MFA Performing Arts thesis project presented by 3rd Act, the student performing arts and production design club at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Lieberman, a second-year SCAD graduate student, will be directing a cast of talented graduate and undergraduate SCAD students including Amy White, Renee LaCroix, Blake Shutterly, Laura Spears, Sara Turner, and John Macaluso. The production crew includes producers Kris Byrd and Ryan Long and stage manager Joan Figarella-Ojeda.
Playwright Alan Ball (Academy Award winning screenwriter of American Beauty and creator of HBO series Six Feet Under and True Blood) captures the pressures placed on unmarried women in Knoxville, TN during the summer of 1991. The play takes place during an “old-money” wedding at the home of the bride. Her five bridesmaids, including little sister Meredith, spend most of their time hiding out in Meredith’s upstairs bedroom--where the audience gets the chance to eavesdrop on the drama that unfolds among them.
Director Becky Lieberman is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Theatre Emphasis at East Stroudsburg University in 2005. During and after college Becky performed as an actor in various local productions in the Poconos of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some of her favorite roles include Ariel in Footloose, Maria in Twelfth Night, Agnes in Agnes of God, and Jack in Jack and the Giant. In recent years, Becky has been performing as a singer: first with Lehigh Valley rock band Solace and currently with acoustic group The Solis Duo. After attending her own wedding in July 2013, Becky plans to establish a performing arts and entertainment company with her fiance where she will continue to pursue her passion for the arts!
Risks and challenges
Our main challenge is funding--Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal. Translation: If we don't raise the entire $1750, we get nothing! So we're encouraging everyone we know to donate whatever amount possible. Every dollar helps!
Because this show is set in the early 1990s, finding and creating some of the costumes, props, and set pieces will require more than just running to the nearest mega-mart. The designers, director, and producers will be challenged to find creative ways to present high-quality theatre within the constraints of a modest budget.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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