For a class project, Theatre Studies and Management student Avery Ecker planned a lobby display for a speculative Elon production of Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights. Her research focused on Stream of Consciousness as a psychological concept and creative writing technique.
The display is planned to introduce audiences to the concept of Stream of Consciousness in Stein’s work, to draw comparisons to contemporary examples, and to encourage audiences to try the technique themselves. It includes an interactive card game in which audience members use randomly chosen images to spark Stream of Consciousness thinking aloud. Their thoughts are recorded and compiled to create an original artwork that is played back at the end of the performance.
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