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Inspirational images

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Director Anatoly Antohin posted these images (found on-line) as early sources of inspiration for the Designers, Choreographers and Cast.

Lighting for Caligari

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Here are some lightplots and a listing of the lighting cues for “Caligari”.

softplotfoh3-27color = Front of House (FOH) pdf of the lightplot for “Caligari” by designer Kade Mendelowitz

Caligari Light Plot (Over stage)

Caligari Light Plot (Over stage)

caligari-lighting-cues = a pdf listing of the lighting cues for “Caligari: Alaska”.

Caligari: Alaska poster

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Caligari Poster

Caligari Poster

Heather Kasvinsky, Theatre UAF staff member and printmaker extraordinaire, designed the poster for Caligari: Alaska.

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Heather Kasvinsky

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Heather Kasvinsky

Heather Kasvinsky

Heather Kasvinsky, Department Coordinator/Box Office Manager/PR, holds an MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University and has been teaching visual arts at the college level for the last 9 years. Currently she is adjunct faculty for UAF’s Art Department, teaching printmaking and book arts. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. www.blackeggpress.com

Video Interview: Isaac Paris

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Composer (and sound designer) Isaac Paris talks about his involvement in produciton Caligari: Alaska

9 minutes

Kade Mendelowitz

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Kade Mendelowitz

Kade Mendelowitz

Kade Mendelowitz is the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for Theatre UAF, where he is a Professor & department head. Originally from New York, this award-winning designer has worked with most production groups in town. Kade has authored two interactive titles on sale through Amazon.com, and produced a third through Multimakers, a multimedia design company. He invites you to learn more about his his work by visiting his web site at: www.TheatricalDesign.com/kade

Fiona Zachel

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Fiona Zachel

Fiona Zachel

Fiona Zachel (Makeup): Fiona is delighted to be a part of Anatoly’s final play at UAF and is looking forward to this unique show. She most recently directed the 2009 Vagina Monologues and hopes to continue to do socially active theatre in the future. Fiona is a fourth year UAF Theatre major and hopes to continue her theatrical training in Stage Management. A big thank you to Kade, Anatoly, and Jerene for all their help and support, as well as much love to her amazing Mum and Dad.

Isaac Paris

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Isaac Paris

Isaac Paris

Isaac Paris (Sound Designer): This is Isaac’s first show with UAF since 2001’s Yahoo Nation. He loved going to the theatre as a child,even if he didn’t “understand” the play. He is excited to provide the music for Caligari– its a dream come true. The tone of the play fits Isaac’s music well, vibrant and melodramatic with a healthy touch of sillyness. He wants to congratulate the director and the cast and thank them for their inspiration.

Caligari set design: “The City”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Set and lighting designer Kade Mendelowitz says

I called this portion the “city” – I felt it was important to have a way for the towns people to be searching for either Caligari or Cesare without them being able to “see” them; kind of like a comedy of errors… Anatoly’s early idea was that this is a comedy about horror.

The general shape of the buildings were inspired by the movie (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari).  The strong angular shapes which were painted on the floor and walls were to avoke the feeling of the classic Film Noir / German Expressionistic style of the movie.  Lighting in the Theatre doesn’t work the same way as on film.  You can’t get blacks in ‘live’ theatre the way you can in film.  Shadows get some filled-in bounce; so I wanted the triangles painted on the set reminiscent of long shadows being thrown.

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