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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 412 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 310 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 429 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 316 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 303 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 370 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 316 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 331 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 336 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
Album viewed 418 times

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 365 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 358 times

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Random files - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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The Story of 7 Parrot562 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Great God Brown: Margaret Anthony with Her Husband's Mask603 viewsMargaret Anthony: Wendy Frey
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Mask Characterization Class - Unknown Student550 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Creation of the Dolls Made of Wood558 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Fiesta Celebration (Ending)586 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Hippolytus: The Chorus609 viewsChorus Leader: Susan Pitts
Chorus Members: Cindy Kiels, Nancy Sableski, Erika Walton, Elaine Zeimba
(Unknown as to precisely which is which)
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Japanese Noh Dramas: Programme: Front Cover (1975)595 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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Greg ????, Beth Sperry, Chris Thor, and Sears Eldredge594 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Exact timeframe is unknown (sometime between 1971 and 1973).

LEFT TO RIGHT: Gregory X (last name unknown - yet); Beth Sperry; Chris Thor, Sears Eldredge

More info / comments available at:

http://www.enolagaia.com/GregBethChrisSears.html

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The Bacchae: Performance Photo614 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Programme Front Cover568 viewsFeb 19, 2010