This week the first mainstage production opens; Anne Negri’s With Two Wings. The play is a loose retelling of the myth of Icarus. It’s the story of Lyf, a flightless girl who lives in a world were people have wings. Julia Ashworth, director of the play, said “The first thing that stood out to me is how honest it is without talking down to young people at all. It is a coming-of-age story, but it’s relatable for anyone of any age.” In fact, in their effort to reach all audiences, the show will have a sensory-friendly performance the evening of October 16th. This special performance will include safe places, activities to let audiences move around, partial house lights, and a one-hour meet and greet with the cast before the show. The entire cast and crew are looking forward to this tremendous opportunity, and hope to see you there.
The performance runs Oct 9-19 in the Nelke Theatre. Performances are Thursday through Fridays at 7 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2 and 4 pm. There are no Saturday evening performances. You can buy tickets here, and read more about the performance here. Also, join us Thursday, Oct 10 at 11 am in the Nelke Theatre to hear a guest lecture from the author Anne Negri herself!
This year’s Megaplex screenings were packed! Four fiction capstone films were screened. Congratulations to these filmmakers and all their cast and crew who created these films! If you missed the screenings, mark your calendars for Final Cut, which will include these four films, the award-winning animated short “Grendel,” and the two non-fiction capstones as well. Final Cut will be on Oct. 17-19. Get your tickets here!
Stick-up Kid: Produced by Rollins Wimber and directed by Daniel Tu
Man and Kin: Produced by Colby Barrios and directed by Max Johnson
Paper Trails: Produced by Ellie Peatross and R. Avery Marshall. Directed by Heather Moser. Written by Eleanor Briggs and Heather Moser
Father of Man: Produced by John Newton. Directed and Written by Barrett Burgin
This week, Wade Hollingshaus will be part of panel sponsored by the Kennedy Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 4 pm in 238 HRCB. The panel, which also includes Heather Belnap from Art History, Douglas Thomas from Design, and Rob McFarland from the German Department as moderator, will discuss the German art school, the Bauhaus, established 100 years ago, which “sought to eradicate distinctions between artistic media and to promote a vision of artistic production in the service of society. In operation from 1919 -1933, until the Nazis shut the building down, the Bauhaus was a site for experimental studio art and design, architecture, theatre, dance, and myriad other art forms and left an indelible effect on the direction of modern fine and applied arts.” All are invited to join the discussion of the importance of the Bauhaus in their fields and celebrate its anniversary.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication is excited to welcome alumni Jared Benson back for the Alumni Achievement Award! This homecoming event welcomes past BYU students to teach our current students life lessons they can take with them after graduation. We’re excited to hear Benson’s lecture, “Lessons Learned from a Creative Career,” which will no doubt bless our students. He will be here October 17th, 11 am in the Madsen Recital Hall.