[x] - The GAP Productions are student-generated performances that allow aspiring artists to bring their creative visions to life. It’s a rare opportunity for undergraduates to self-direct, self-teach, and immerse themselves in the experience of putting on a full-length play for the rest of the campus and the surrounding theater community. The entirely student-led production is not funded by the university, no participants are paid, and the student directors and producers frequently dig into their own pockets to ensure that the show will go on.
This season’s production is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the social significance of which is addressed in a note from the student director:
"In our generation that is so conditioned to labeling, categorization, trend-setting and trend-following, it is easy and convenient to take the extremities of human behavior and box them in (or out) as ‘crazy.’
What I love about this play is its ability to present these complex personalities honestly and to make us question the nature of insanity and the nature of who we are.
At its core the story is a simple battle of good and evil, set in a world where the human psyche is simultaneously submissive and unrelenting, apathetic and violently passionate, and self-healing as well as self-destructive.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest not only asks us to question how to treat our chaotic brains but how to treat others, especially those that may be so far removed from the way we live.”
The amount of money required to see this project through is minuscule is comparison to professional productions, and every small contribution goes a long way in purchasing props, sets, and acquiring the rights to the show.
Many thanks to those who are able to donate - for those who are interested in the production but are unable to contribute monetarily, please spread the word to interested parties who may be able to help these students out!
THIS IS THE SHOW THAT I AM DIRECTING. IT IS MY FIRST SHOW. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR 4 MONTHS WITH A TALENTED GROUP OF STUDENT DESIGNERS, PRODUCER, DRAMATURG, ACTORS, ETC ETC ETC AND IT TAKES SO MUCH MONEY WE DON’T HAVE TO PUT IT UP.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING THAT $5 THAT YOU WOULD OTHERWISE SPEND ON BEER OR MUNCHIES OR WHATEVER.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.
SHOP THEATER- 3RD FLOOR OF TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.
COME SEE IT.
Sibling rivalry, class envy and high fashion: a combustible combination in this short, sharp reworking of French bad boy of letters Jean Genet’s 1947 play. Starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki and directed by Benedict Andrews.
4 June - 20 July 2013
— Wit by Margaret Edson
— Moritz Stiefel (Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen)
will add more continuously…