This photo was taken after our last final for Brian Kulick. He's on the right-
and my cohort, from left to right are:
This image best describes my final for Anne Bogart's directing class this semester. I chose Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyeevsky for my "Chestnut" (meaning, a foundational work most are familiar with - a landmark piece of text). Inside the mind of Raskolnikov is a dangerous blizzard of ideas. He vacillates between a noble urge to kill and the lust for destruction. I adapted the first section of the book into a 4 part scene. culminating in him having the revelation that, yes, he is divinely lead to kill.
In my first semester I hosted a short play festival for the first year directors and playwrights in the program to explore their collaborative processes together. The Mashup had a feedback session all writers were required to attend, along with directors to read aloud and receive feedback on their 10 minute plays. The notes were then folded into their second drafts and performed in Nash Studios to a packed house.