Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Almost an "in-the-round" experience for Death and the Maiden

It's difficult to classify the staging of our production of Death and the Maiden as "in-the-round" because the audience will not be on all four sides. But as you can see by the diagram it's pretty darn close.
Until now Curio has pretty much been strictly proscenium but we felt we were limiting our use of the chapel space in the Calvary Center.
Jared Reed (Artistic Director) originally broached the idea of this staging Death and the Maiden this way. He wanted to place small acting areas in the audience which he "pods."
Something like this was a real challenge for the director Gay Carducci. The stage was built early and was available to rehearse on from the beginning. This allowed Gay to sit on all sides of the stage throughout the rehearsal to ensure that all audience sight lines were taken care of.

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