Research: Live Performance
UCLA Department of Theater, 2012.
Instructors: Laura Karpman and Jeff Burke
Film, Television Digital Media 298A / Theater 298A (4 units per quarter)
This two-quarter series will develop and stage original multimedia performance pieces inspired by the critical examination of Gone with the Wind that started in the Fall Quarter’s FTV 298A. Students will form interdisciplinary teams and collaborate to research, develop, write, cast, rehearse and stage their pieces under the supervision of the instructors and other participating faculty.
Through support provided by Dean Teri Schwartz, resources will be allocated to each team according to internal project proposals developed by mid-term of the Winter course. In developing these projects, the class will draw heavily from the concepts and background material developed in the Fall, and will explore the various challenges posed by writing, directing, designing, and developing technology for such works.
The class will continue to also research the contemporary relevance of Gone with the Wind and related examples of 20th and 21st century performance art, opera design, multimedia works, digital manipulations, video art, music mashups/re-mixing, and interactive media
Students who have taken the Fall course will have enrollment priority. Participation in both the winter and spring courses is required.
Photo credits to: Juan Tallo