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Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Claire Trevor Theater
Director: Sara Rodriguez| Lighting Designer: Avery Reagan | Scenic Designer: Brandon PT Davis | Costume Designer: Sarah Monaghan
Sound Designer: Jack Bueermann | Projection Designer: Merle Dewitt III | Stage Manager: Bradley Zipser | Photos: Paul Kennedy and Bella Keegan
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The Penelopiad is a dramatic retelling of the Odyssey, told from the perspective of Penelope, Odysseus’s wife. The three main worlds of Hades, Ithaca, and the Maids all exist within a distinct tone of the story. Hades existed within a cold, barren, and desolate tone that created a landscape of “floating emptiness.” Ithaca served as the Past Tense Story Line, with lighting using various dramatic and warm tones of sunlight. Bold clouds on the cyc heightened the grandeur of the city. The worlds of the Maids existed under the belief that the Maids are not valued by their voices, but only by their bodies. Lighting treated the musical numbers of the Maids by only focusing on their form and using angles of light to hide their faces.
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