FERNDALE, MI – What happens before, during, and after a Director shouts: “ACTION!”? What goes into the construction of a scene for plays or films? How do the actors, crew, and director make a scripted performance seem so natural and so real? On Wed., Nov 8, The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents an interactive experience about the making of a scene at the Ferndale Area District Library.
The Theatre Company will be illuminating the process of scene construction by utilizing parts of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day, the first production featured in their 47th season. Attendees can learn how a scene is crafted to help move a story forward, whether a script for theatre or a screenplay for film. When you’re in the audience, dialogue and action flows by with intended fluidity, but how is the information you need to comprehend the story and characters presented in a way that can keep you captivated?
The Theatre Company invites you to the Ferndale Library to uncover how everything in a scene is a conscious choice of the writer or director, and how each choice can bring out substance and meaning.
U-D Mercy’s Theatre Company produces a diverse range of live performances at The Marlene Boll Theatre in downtown Detroit. Original and commissioned works featuring non-traditional pieces are performed each season, as well as classics and standards in the world of theatre and music. Their Performing Arts Dept helps students learn how to be actors, directors, costume designers, makeup artists, playwrights, stage managers, along with dozens of other professions, so you can be sure to receive a very full picture of the craft into it all, at “Anatomy Of A Scene.”