For my final project, I chose the play entitled “A Dog’s Life” by Diane Grant. I think I would produce this play to be performed in a small community theatre.This play is about a company of a playhouse in New York, so in light of that I think it would be best in a small theatre so that the audience feels they too are part of the play. I would have a small theatre in the round, or an audience configuration in a small theatre where the players or actors go out into the audience during the play. This would be essential, since the story is about a theatre company and is set mostly on stage in the theatre. Much of the dialogue is while the cast members are rehearsing and communicating with the director of the theatre. Below are my images of theatre ideas for this play.
In each of the above images of theatre audience areas, they are small and intimate, and the audience would feel part of the play, especially if it was performed with the cast members going out into the audience area.
Here are the actors I would cast in the play:
Hildy : Stage Manager – played by Meg Ryan
Meg would be perfect as Hildy, she is a vivacious and bubbly actor, and has the sarcasm the role needs as Hildy has spunk! .
Sandra would be excellent as Margo, as I picture her being able to create Margo’s character perfectly. I immediately pictured Margo as a brunette.Margo bickers with George alot and has a strong presence.
Mimi – Arnie’s daughter, spoiled and entitled – played by : Emma Roberts
Emma did a fantastic job as a bratty very powerful witch in American Horror Story last season.
She would be remarkable as Mimi who is spoiled, bratty and has substance abuse issues.
Pookie : The Musician – Played by America Ferrara
I think America would be great as Pookie. Pookie doesn’t have a very big part in the play,but American seems like she would be a good artsy type for the role.
Rowena – The new girl – Played by Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth is who I have envisioned to play Rowena, as Rowena is very graceful talented and kind. I imagine Gwyneth being able to pull of that type of role as she usually does play these types of characters.
George Mercer – Theatre Director – played by Alec Baldwin
Alec did great as the wacky diretor manager in the film Rock of Ages. He would do very well as George.I think he has the ability to play this quirky sarcastic funny character wonderfully. Brian Boffin – The artist – Played by Rupert Everett
Rupert would be superb as Brian Boffin the stuffy British stage actor. Rupert is British and so versatile with his acting that he would be perfect for this part. Arnie – The investor – Played by : Stellan Skarsgard
Stellan was wonderful in Mama Mia, the film and played a very funny role as a father. I envision him with this part as I imagine him doting over his daughter and flaunting his wealth and wisdom in this role.
Tom – The Playright – Played by Mark Fauerstein
Mark would be great as Tom the playright. He has the nice guy studious look, and I love other roles he has played as a character actor in movies. He was in one of my favorite films, Practical Magic.
Billy – The Method Actor – Played by Zac Ephron
Zac has that handsome young sharp look and he would be a perfect person to play Billy, the starry eyed playright. Zac has been in some very versatile roles, comedy as well as drama.
Yevgeni Platov – The Landlord – Played by Rade Serbedzija
Rade has been in several films, and being of Russian decent. He has a great accent. I loved the move The Saint that he co starred in. I love his acting skills and think he would be great for the role of the cranky foreign landlord.
I chose Meagan Fisher’s website/blog page:http://owltastic.com/…
This site confrmed my belief that graphics and grabbing the viewer’s eye is very important. I think graphics should be used to attract attention to the viewer in a certain manner. The viewer should want to click through each page hungry for more and more appealing fonts images and colors.
I found this website to be pretty dull and find that there should have been mores use of color, more eye catching font and alot more graphics. I feel that space was wasted with me having to scroll down to numerous posts that could’ve been consolidated more into fewer pages.
I found the colors to be literally and virtually pale, and would have brighten them up with more vivid shades. I can barely read the font in some of the post as it is too pale. The links such as “Site News” also once clicked through have very pale fonts as well.
For my Redesign site, I chose http://www.mileycyrus.com/
This orginal site is such a disaster, I didnt know where to begin. had trouble with the software I chose for my site map so I’m sorry in advance!
I think less chaos on her original site would be better, and therefore I aligned the links more symetrically along the left. I chose less images to decrease the confused mess on the front page.
http://www.facebook.com – I check my friends posts and business page messages daily here.
http://www.gmail.com – I check my email here daily and correspond with my clients here,
http://www.mammothmountain.com – I love the snow condition listed here and the live web cams of the mountain.
http://www.myvcccd.edu – I check my financial aid and course content here.
http://www.verizonwireless.com – I pay my cell phone bill here and turn off my kids texting when they misbehave:)
My five favorite sites include the following:
I use this site daily to monitor my children’s text and data usage, and to turn off texting if they are misbehaving.
I use this site daily to check my course content and homework assignments.
I use this site to check my email several times per day.
I check my facebook daily for message and posts and also check my business page.
I love this site to check the snow conditions and love the live web cam of the different lodges and mountain sites!
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