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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”.

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: Rafaela Stacheter

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Dramaturge Rafaela Stacheter discusses her involvement in the production Caligari: Alaska

Approximately 27 minutes

Video Interview: Isaac Paris

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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

9 minutes

Video interview: Brian Lyke

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Brian Lyke, Assistant Director, talks about his experiences working on this production.

11.7 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

Anatoly Antohin

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Anatoly with the cast of Caligari

Anatoly with the cast of Caligari

Anatoly Antohin, Playwright and Director: Anatoly has directed many shows at UAF. He received his MFA from the Moscow Institute of Cinematography, and won several awards in drama. His plays have been produced in many European countries. In the USA, he has taught and directed at the University of Connecticut, New York University, and Hollins College in Virginia. His last show was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Anatoly is retiring this year after 20 years with the UAF Theatre Department.

A note from the assistant director and choreography team

Monday, June 1st, 2009

In the beginning, there was a silent movie. Today, a 70 minute physical drama stands before you. How did we get there?

We established early on that this process was going to be collaborative. In a typical rehearsal, Anatoly sketched out blocking and motivations, the actors worked together and with a choreographer or the A.D. to refine it. At the end of the night we presented our scene to the director for approval or rejection.

What a nervous moment, knowing that an hour or more of work could be swept aside with a word! We dealt with the loss of a favorite scene or moment in different ways: short sharp expletives, muttering, pleading, or another cup of coffee. It wasn’t all bad. We learned that the rejection of one concept can allow another to come foreword; that Anatoly giveth as oft en as he taketh away. In segments we developed, our actors found that ownership lends great strength to a production.

We are all grateful and honored to have been able to work so closely with such a brilliant mind on his last production. Thank you Anatoly, for giving us your trust and inspiration. As with any original project, the journey was frustrating at ti mes, but ultimately rewarding.

Choreography is a loose word. You may think of a ballerina or Fosse… We want you to know that choreography is everything from a lift ed hand, a gasp, a look toward the audience or a moment of stillness. This is storytelling through movement, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

-Brian, Rachel, Anna and Jey

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.

Saryn Walsh

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Saryn Walsh

Saryn Walsh

Saryn Walsh (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Fairbanksan freshman here at UAF, majoring in Theatre. This is her second show that she has worked on up at the campus, the first being Laramie Project as a camera handler. She has been very involved in the Fairbanks theatre community for many years including FLOT, Northstar Ballet and Dance Theatre Fairbanks. She is also born and raised in Fairbanks. When not working on theatre, she is hanging out with her friends, taking pictures whereever she can, and driving whereever the road takes her with her baby, her car.