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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 612 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 17, 2010
Album viewed 501 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 629 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 17, 2010
Album viewed 512 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 492 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 600 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 505 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 530 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 594 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 605 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 552 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 552 times

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Random files - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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Parrot Puppet861 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Young Turtle Asymmetries894 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Sears writes:

"Young Turtle Asymmetries - Jackson Mac Low’s found poem for 5 simultaneous speakers — which my wife, Pat, directed — Performed in one of the emptied classrooms."
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_Balm in Gilead_ Students (Cast and Crew)945 views_Balm in Gilead_ Cast / Staff: 1974
Photo provided by Sears Eldredge.

REAR (Left to Right): unidentified, Henry (Hank) Ferree, Audrey LaVelle (actor)

FRONT ROW (Seated, Left to Right): Colleen Purcell (stage manager), unidentified, unidentified, John Low (actor)

More info / comments available at:

http://www.enolagaia.com/StudentsinBiGF74.html
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The Great God Brown: Don Anthony and Cybel908 viewsDon Anthony: Gregory Campbell
Cybel: Jean Rice
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The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria: Performance Photo843 views
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Lynn Medow and Cat Carpenter877 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Date unknown.
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Balm in Gilead (1974): Set823 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo915 views

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The Bacchae: Performance Photo939 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Programme Front Cover903 viewsFeb 19, 2010