This weekend Kelly and good friend/collaborator Mark Costello will travel to Trumbull, Connecticut to give a lecture and teach a boot-camp styled workshop on projections and multimedia design! The lecture and workshop will be for the Drama Club of St. Joseph High School in preparation for their upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.
An Introduction to Projections and Multimedia Design
Projections Design for the theater is a quick-paced, fast-growing, and multi-faceted discipline that has been taking the theater and entertainment world by storm. From The Who's Tommy (1992) to Wicked (2003) to Dear Evan Hansen (2015) to Spongebob (2018), its rapid growth over the last thirty years has intrigued and plagued critics, audiences, and theatre-makers alike. Even musical artists like Beyoncé and Kanye West have taken interest. What is it? What is its function? What does it look like? Who designs it? How does one design it? This hands-on workshop and lecture will introduce students to a wide array of designers and their work, explore the variety of ways in which the design can be implemented across theater and performance, as well as offer students tools to begin experimenting and creating their own work.
St. Joseph High School | Trumbull, CT.
THE REAL JAMES BOND WAS DOMINICAN
written and performed by Christopher Rivas
directed by Daniel Banks
original video design by Kate Freer
What happens when a Dominican boy in Queens - with an imagination far beyond his shell, who won't go anywhere without his nerf gun and is obsessed with James Bond - finds out the real James Bond was Dominican? This is the true story about Porfirio Rubirosa, Ian Fleming's inspiration for Bond- and how this discovery set off a whole tragi-comic journey for a yound Dominican actor-to-be. The Real James Bond Was Dominican is a young man's guide to love, sex, color, code-switching, white-washing, success, fake-it-till-you-make-it, and the roller coaster of finding one's true self.
High Arts & HEREArts | New York, NY
BLOOD AT THE ROOT
by Dominique Morriseau
directed by Raymond Caldwell
When a black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence, and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity. Moving, lyrical, and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized.
Theater Alliance | Washington, D.C.