GRADUATE DESIGNERS EXPLORE TRI COLLECTIONS

 

Seven students enrolled in a Theatre graduate design seminar presented their research findings at the end of spring semester 2018. Each student examined a collection from the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute aligned with their specific research interest.

 

Justin Miller and his renderings for Guys and Dolls from 1984

Justin Miller and his renderings for Guys and Dolls from 1984

Justin Miller, scene design MFA, studied the work of Russell Hastings (former scene design faculty at Ohio State) and his renderings for Guys and Dolls from 1984, with an eye to calculating production costs, inflation, and other factors for a hypothetical remount in 2018.

 

 

Cynthia Overton looks at Robert Fletcher’s costume designs for Star Trek television.

Cynthia Overton looks at Robert Fletcher’s costume designs for Star Trek television.

Cynthia Overton, costume design MFA, looked at Robert Fletcher’s costume designs for Star Trek television and films from the Gerald Kahan collection. She applied design inspiration from the pieces to reimagine and render several of her own designs.

 

 

Cade Sikora looked at the Kahan collection, the Carrie Robbins and Robert Cothran collections.

Cade Sikora looked at the Kahan collection, the Carrie Robbins and Robert Cothran collections.

Cade Sikora, scene design MFA, also looked at the Kahan collection, as well as the Carrie Robbins and Robert Cothran collections, in order to analyze specific design and rendering techniques for opera from 1882 to the present.

 

 

Carrie Cox investigated the lighting designs of Louise Guthman (former faculty member in the OSU Dance Department).

Carrie Cox investigated the lighting designs of Louise Guthman (former faculty member in the OSU Dance Department).

Carrie Cox, staff member from Dance, investigated lighting designs of Louise Guthman (former faculty member in the Dance Department). Ms. Guthman worked internationally as well as locally with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater in the 1990s, and Carrie wanted to discover the essential light plot requirements for Pimsler when touring to various theatres.

 

 

Kelsey Gallagher examined the Thomas R. Skelton Collection.

Kelsey Gallagher examined the Thomas R. Skelton Collection.

Kelsey Gallagher, lighting design MFA, examined the Thomas R. Skelton collection to explore what Mr. Skelton considered to be white light in his visual vocabulary.

 

 

Julianne Nogar examined the Skelton collection and materials in the Marcel Marceau collection.

Julianne Nogar examined the Skelton collection and materials in the Marcel Marceau collection.

Julianne Nogar, costume design MFA, also examined the Skelton collection and materials in the Marcel Marceau collection. With an emphasis in both costume and mime, Julianne investigated lighting techniques for Marceau performances and considered how lighting can be used in 21st Century Mime storytelling. She presented her findings with the help of mime partner Gabriel Simms.

 

 

Cassie Lenz delved into the Jaroslav Malina collection.

Cassie Lenz delved into the Jaroslav Malina collection.

Cassie Lenz, scene design MFA, delved into the Jaroslav Malina collection to inquire as to where the principles of Action Design could be used to inform and enhance scenery that requires elements that contradict those principles.

 

 

OUR GRADUATE DESIGNERS WHO EXPLORED THE TRI COLLECTIONS

OUR GRADUATE DESIGNERS WHO EXPLORED THE TRI COLLECTIONS

 

The lecture/demonstrations were attended by faculty, staff and students of the Theatre Department, and they resulted in a fascinating and informative experience for all!


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