How Theater Happens, Design
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 174
- Nov 6, 2015 10:00 pm
- 1:44:51 mins
How Theater Happens (1:02) Guests: Tim Threlfall, Music Dance Theatre Program Chair at BYU; Shelley Graham, Adjunct Professor of Theatre at BYU and the Resident Dramaturg at the Covey Center for the Arts; Christopher Clark, PhD, Theatre Program Chair at Utah Valley University and Executive Producer for Robert Redford's Sundance Summer Theatre in Sundance, Utah; Melissa Leilani Larson, Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter Have you ever wondered what’s going on behind that empty stage in those minutes before it’s show time? Or what goes on in the days and months leading up to a show? Or before the show is even a show? How it goes from being somebody’s vague idea of a story to lines actors recite on stage? We’re devoting our first hour to the magic of theater - How theater happens. And the panel we’ve assembled knows every detail of the process. Euro Design (52:24) Guests: Richard Fry, Professor of Industrial Design at BYU; Marc Olivier, PhD, Professor in the Department of French and Italian at BYU Take a look around you and pick an object. A chair, a cup, a pen. Maybe the steering wheel in your hands or the dial on your car stereo. Does your mind go immediately to the purpose of the thing? Or to the way it looks? Or maybe where it came from? Do you wonder how it was made, or who designed it? What are the marks of a good design? That's one of the many questions we're tackling with this hour's guests.