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Alum night and Zoom Happy Hour for SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS!

Theatre alumni are invited to a Zoom happy hour prior to our October 29th showing of SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS! PLUS receive an ALUM DISCOUNT CODE for the performance that evening after you register! Department Chair Sharon Ott will be hosting–tell us what you’re up to, learn more about our first virtual production, and ask questions about changes in the department! You have to bring your own drink, but the dress code is lax ?

A shot of Trinitee Pearson,playing Tillius the Paladin, from the last day of filming. Shot by Dorie Barton.

A note about the production
The department is so proud of the entire team on this production. It’s been an adventure navigating this new territory on all fronts!Co-Directors Dorie Barton (MFA ’20), Sharon Ott (Department Chair), and Wes Seals (MFA ’18) have joined forces to head this unique production. Most rehearsals and recordings are being done over Zoom with actors basically having to create film studios in their own spaces. Costumes, props, and technology were mailed to cast members for use in their homes, and our design/ tech students are learning new skills finessing virtual backgrounds and animated special effects, using socially distanced costume fittings, and creating film storyboards. Scenes filmed in person follow social distancing and safety protocols.The production will premiere as a special event during VTA’s virtual conference on Wednesday October 28th. All performances will be virtual (we’ll be sending a streaming link and access code to ticket holders on the day of the performance).

Written for the October 2020 Theatre Alumni Newsletter