THE FLOWER OF THE FERN, an original audioplay by Killian Poplyk

Theatre Studies and Cinema & Television double-major Killian Poplyk published his original audioplay, The Flower of the Fern, this week! Created as part of Poplyk’s Elon College Fellows project, the audioplay is an adaptation of a Slavic folktale. Poplyk wrote the script, cast and directed the performers, edited the vocal tracks, mixed sound effects, and composed original music for the half-hour play, now available on YouTube and SoundCloudContinue reading THE FLOWER OF THE FERN, an original audioplay by Killian Poplyk

SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS exhibit

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The exhibit “Re-Envisaged: Re-facing Carlo Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters is open now in the Isabella Cannon Room in the Center for the Arts. Peek inside the creative process of the scenic designers, mask makers, costume designer, dramaturg, and director of the production. See the original costume sketches, touch a mask mould, and learn about how the script was adapted. Contributors include Nick Cook, Jessica Edwards, Natalie Hart, Kevin Otos, Susanne Shawyer, Jack Smith of the Department of Performing Arts, and Anne Simpkins of the  Department of Art and Art History. Continue reading SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS exhibit

SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Talks on the Steps April 16-19

Pantalone from our SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS lobby display.
Pantalone from our SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS lobby display.

Learn about the history and creativity behind Servant of  Two Masters and the Department of Performing Arts’ production of the classic comedy in the “Talk on the Steps” series of public pre-performance lectures, April 16-19 at McCrary Theatre. Each “Talk on the Steps” offers fascinating insight into the history of the play or the creative process from a distinct point of view. Speakers will include:

April 16 @7pm: Student and Assistant Mask Maker Jessica Edwards will discuss how a Study Abroad trip to Italy inspired her design and creation of masks for the actors

April 17 @7pm: Dr. Scott Proudfit of Elon’s English Department will speak about the traditional comedy form known as Commedia dell’Arte which created the famous stock characters seen in the play

April 18 @7pm: Costume Designer Jack Smith will explain how his research into historical fabrics inspired his beautiful and comedic designs for the production

April 19 @ 1:30pm: Student and Props Master Shay Hopkins-Paine will describe the challenges of creating beautiful and durable food, dishes, and luggage for the characters to carry, drop, and sit on in their manic zaniness Continue reading SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Talks on the Steps April 16-19