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Theatrical Design Workshop: Making the Thunder

  • Cap 21 Conservatory and Theatre Company 18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Explore the role and meaning of digital technology in live performance. Facilitated by Joshua Langman, a theatrical lighting, sound, and projection designer based in New York.

A hundred years ago, the sound effect of thunder was created by rolling a bowling ball down a wooden trough above the stage. Today, we make the sound of thunder by playing a digital audio file. The rise of digital technology has corresponded to increasing specialization in the theatrical design disciplines. Is this a good thing? Are there alternative models of theatrical design? Is a bowling ball inherently more theatrical than an MP3?

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the evolving status of technology in the theatre, and explore ways of incorporating digital tools into their work while maintaining the magic of the hands-on theatrical trickery of the olden days.

Cost for the workshop is $15. Click here to buy your ticket!

Making the Thunder is part of Electric Eye Ensemble's Fall Workshop Series. Led by Electric Eye company members, these workshops are a chance to develop your art, get your toe wet in a different discipline, or try something completely new! Open to people of all levels and backgrounds.

Earlier Event: October 10
Head Shot Party
Later Event: November 18
Songwriting Workshop