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Meeting Notes 10/22/13

Richard III Eidophusikon 2013

Meeting 10/22/13
In Attendance: Chris Swift, Nicole Hamilton, Andrew Schild, Steven Harkins, Mike Rinaldi
Topics Covered: Scheduling, Goals, Short term TO DO’s

Semester Goals- Deadline December 16th

-Entire Scene Shot using 3D Effect
-Animated Background for Scene
-“Cabinet” to encase all equipment associated with project. ( Viewing Box on top of the Cabinet)
– Poster for Poster Session

Optional :
– Contests
– Paper Presentation (Irina)


Openlab (Constant Updates)
– Script (Chris Swift)
– Meeting Notes (Nicole)
– Photo / Video Evidence of progress (Nicole)
– Video Interviews of project members

By FridayOctober 25th 2013 :
Gather Estimates for :
– 1 Can of Blue Paint
– 15’x15′ of Blue Fabric to cover floor in acting area
– Catering for Video Shoot
Chris Swift
– Costumes
Steven/ Mike
– Black Diamond Material
– Prop build Costs
-supply short animated background video

Build List ( Steven / Mike)
– stage within box
– housing for source screen
– “cabinet” or housing for all technology
– props ( shovel, sword, crown, period Armor)
– Control method for turning On/Off

Materials to Acquire
– Mini Projector
– Two computers for video to be played from
– blue fabric
– blue paint

Tests to Run
– projecting onto white background surface ( TUESDAY OCT 29 @ 1 PM)
– Projecting onto Black Diamond Material
– Rear Projecting Background

– Deck within the box
– Lighting Fixtures
– Mini Projector
– Home for Lamp Screen
– Paint Exterior of Box


*note : I did not realize this conflict before during our meeting, but we cannot Film on Thursday November 21st as I have a rehearsal for another event that night. How does Tuesday night work for the group? I’m thinking we may be able to do our Tech on a Tuesday night (ex. NOV 12th ) and Film that Thursday (NOV 14th) Comment on this post to develop this conversation.

Mark Rylance as Richard III on Broadway

Opens November 10. Road trip to Manhattan?

DUE DECEMBER 14TH: Entrepreneurial Concept Competition

Think about applying as a group. The award is $4,000 — which would fund a trip for all of us to Leicester England!

See “Files” folder for flyer.

Opportunity for Undergraduate to present paper in Cleveland in March RE: project.

Hi team,

Read the call for submissions below.  If you are interested in presenting (reading and demonstrating) a paper at a major theatre conference, let me know.  I can help you with the application (I also know Will — and since the theme fits the conference and our project is very interesting, I think we could get in).

The 35th Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference, Wyndham at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH

March 6-9, 2014
Conference Theme: Revision, Emerging Scholars Symposium

Two Emerging Scholars Debut Panels: One Graduate & One Undergraduate
Undergraduate and Graduate students who have not yet presented at a national conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers for the two panels are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature. Papers that complement the conference theme of “Revision” are encouraged, but not required.
Up to three participants will be selected for each panel, and each panelist will have fifteen minutes to deliver his or her paper. Students whose papers are accepted will receive free conference registration, free admission to the conference luncheon, a one-year membership in MATC, and a cash prize of $50. Undergraduate winners will also be paired with a conference mentor.
Papers should be 7-10 pages in length (1750-2500 words), and will be evaluated on the quality of their writing and research, their critical/theoretical sophistication, and their originality.
For consideration, please e-mail all submissions as Microsoft Word attachments to the symposium co-chairs:
Will DaddarioLa Donna
Submissions should include the following:•Your name and the name of your academic institution.•Contact information (including mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number).•A brief bio (no more than 100 words)•Indication of whether you are submitting to the Undergraduate or Graduate Debut Panel.•COMPLETED paper (no abstracts, please).
Submissions MUST be received by:Graduate Panel – OCTOBER 15, 2013. Undergraduate Panel – NOVEMBER 1, 2013

The Mid-America Theatre Conference is held every March with symposia in Theatre History, Practice/Production, Pedagogy, and Playwriting. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals either to these forums or to the Emerging Scholars Symposium. All proposals are refereed. Because of its small size, MATC serves as an ideal setting for graduate and undergraduate students to begin to share their work with and get feedback from established scholars. Membership in MATC also includes a subscription to Theatre History Studies, a leading journal in the field. Please visit for more information.