This week, justArts spoke with Kaelan Lynch ’17, who is directing the play “Circle Mirror Transformation,” to be put on by Free Play Cooperative this upcoming weekend. justArts: How did you come across the opportunity to direct this show? Kaelan Lynch: Originally, I really wanted to direct a show, but I didn’t know what [kind of] show, so I spent a lot of time looking at shows, and I found this on a list of “Most Performed Shows.” So I started trying to get the process underway, [and] I spoke to a few different people on how to move forward with the process.
This week, justArts spoke with Karina Wen ’20, who played Gabriella Montez, the lead role in “High School Musical,” the 24-Hour Musical this year.
Chris Bedford, the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum, will be leaving on July 31 to pursue a new position as the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. On Monday, May 2, Interim President Lisa Lynch emailed the Brandeis community to announce the bittersweet news.
‘Dog Sees God’ Weeks after the death of a student rocked the Brandeis campus in March, director Carly Chernomorets’ ’16 production of “Dog Sees God” faced the difficult task of creating art about teenagers struggling with depression, sexuality, social dynamics and even suicide.
This week, justArts spoke with Dylan Hoffman ’18, who directed “The Lesson,” a one-act absurd play for Festival of the Arts. justArts: How did you come across the opportunity to direct “The Lesson”? Dylan Hoffman: I took a directing class with Professor Dmitry Troyanovksy in the Theater department.
This week, justArts spoke with Prof. Susan Dibble (THA) who wrote and directed “Shoes On, Shoes Off.” justArts: What inspired you to write “Shoes On, Shoes Off?” Susan Dibble: What inspired me was to take the idea of a small shoe store and create a dance — a village of people, characters — who come and buy shoes, but also the idea that wearing shoes in dances is one thing, and then taking shoes off and dancing bare feet is another thing, so that was kind of a thing [...] to celebrate those two things. JA: Is this your first time directing a piece without spoken words? SD: No, I’ve been doing this for quite a while.
Zephry Wright ’17 enters the stage dressed up as a bucket of oatmeal. As comical and out-of-the-ordinary as this sounds, it is a typical opening of a Boris’ Kitchen show.
This week, justArts spoke with Rafi Diamond ’18, who directed the open-cast musical “Guys and Dolls.” justArts: How was your experience directing a show for the first time? Rafi Diamond: It was a lot of work —more work than I could possibly put into words.
The lights in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater go off. The sound of the orchestra playing “A Bushel and a Peck” resonates throughout the theater.