Behind the scenes takes center stage in this look at the work needed to make theatrical magic for the audience. Lawrence students and faculty spend hours tackling set building, prop creation, costume design, and rehearsal to create a theater production.
This collection of photos is a look at the making of Molière Inspired, a Winter Term production from Lawrence University’s Department of Theatre Arts in celebration of the French playwright’s 400th birthday. It includes three one-acts: one by Molière and two inspired by Molière.
The production also is a celebration of collaborations across academic departments, as well as collaborations between faculty and students.
Funded by a summer research grant, Lawrence junior Claire Chamberlin translated short plays under the supervision of Eilene Hoft-March, the Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professor of Liberal Studies and professor of French. They were then handed off to Kathy Privatt, the James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama and associate professor of theatre arts, who is directing the evening of Molière Inspired.
Molière Inspired will be performed by Lawrence theatre students in Cloak Theatre on Feb. 18 (8 p.m.) and Feb. 19 (3 and 8 p.m.). It’s open to all Lawrence students, faculty, and staff.