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Candid Photos: JMC Theatre Students (Sears Eldredge)


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 403 times

Mask Characterization Class (Sears Eldredge)


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Photos from a class in mask characterization - conducted by Sears Eldredge at least twice.

10 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 301 times

JMC Theatre: Masked Drama Workshop (1972)


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Students researched various historical / cultural groups, sculpted their own masks based on traditional models, and employed them in three plays.

19 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 419 times

JMC Theatre: Labyrinth II (1973)


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Labyrinth II - An experiment in environmental theatre, 1973.

14 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 306 times

JMC Theatre: Balm in Gilead (1974)


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JMC Experimental Theatre’s first production in McDonel Kiva. A large ensemble cast in a show with multiple plots and lots of overlapping dialogue. Very difficult for the actors, but they did splendidly.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 293 times

JMC Theatre: In the Bright Existence (1974 and 1976)


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In The Bright Existence (1974: McDonel Kiva; 1976: on tour) - an original adaptation of the Quiche Maya Book of Counsel as translated by Munro S. Edmundson (Tulane) and the Mesoamerican Institute. A huge undertaking with a very large ensemble of students. The second production two years later was JMC’s contribution to the University’s Bi-centennial Celebration.

25 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 358 times

JMC Theatre: Two Japanese Noh Dramas (1975)


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Two Noh plays produced in 1975 - Birds of Sorrow and Birdcatchers in Hades. The JMC troupe performed these plays in the sanctuary of Edgewood Church in East Lansing.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 306 times

JMC Theatre: Megan Terry's Home (1976)


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Megan Terry’s Home, or Future Soap — a multimedia production — McDonel Kiva. Megan Terry’s science-fiction meditation on the possible future effects of over population.

15 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 321 times

JMC Theatre: The Bacchae (1977)


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The Bacchae — Euripides — McDonel Kiva (1977)

As I think the pictures illustrate, a very powerfully acted show.

12 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 326 times

JMC Theatre: Chautauqua (1977)


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Chautauqua: Rediscovering the American Land — tour show for the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education, created by former JMC Dean, Gordon Rohman. Student actors from JMC mixed with several faculty from other MSU units to create this traveling Chautauqua show. We toured to five (I think it was) cities in Michigan.

5 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
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JMC Theatre: Rivalry Potlatch (1977)


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The Rivalry Potlatch: Anthropology & Drama II — McDonel Kiva -- Pam Holcomb, an anthropologist, and I team-taught this course.

This took place in the second term of the two-term course investigating the possible roots of drama around the globe.

6 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 355 times

JMC Theatre: Architect & Emperor of Assyria (1978)


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The Architect and The Emperor of Assyria —by Fernando Arrabal — McDonel Kiva
This outrageous three-hour two person play (cut down from four hours!) was performed by two very gifted actors who had to keep transforming into various fantasy characters.

10 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 348 times

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Random files - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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The Heart of Heaven and the Feathered Serpent539 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Ballgame with the Lords of the Underworld602 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria: Cast Listing540 views
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The Bacchae: Programme Back Cover 534 viewsListing of JMC Experimental Theatre productions as of that time.
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Roots of Drama (Class; 1977): Rivalry Potlatch560 viewsThe Winning Gift.
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Japanese Noh Dramas: Programme: Front Cover (1975)582 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Sears writes:

Birds of Sorrow & The Birdcatcher in Hades (1975)

Returning to the Noh play, Birds of Sorrow, one of my favorite plays, with its theme that taking life kills the taker as well. We performed these plays in the stunning sanctuary of Edgewood Church there in East Lansing. Beautiful traditional Japanese costumes by Cheryl Mowris.
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo581 views
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Birdcatchers in Hades - Cast569 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.

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The Bacchae: Performance Photo581 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo599 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Programme Front Cover554 viewsFeb 19, 2010