– December 15
Project Ophelia held its first workshop on December 15. It was aimed at exploring lighting in the preliminary costumes and movement in the space of the Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre. It was a great success and helped designers and the cast further explore the themes of the play. Furthermore, it allowed the cast to get familiar with our show’s theatre, the Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Hamletmachine Field Trip to the UBC Power House
– March 5
Our cast and some of our crew visited the UBC Power House to see the heavy duty machines, experience the heat and the noise these steam machines make and explore some of the play’s concepts in greater detail. The actors went on a 15 min tour through the facility and then walked around the main floor with their rehearsal costumes.
Many thanks to Jag Sharma, the Asst. Chief Engineer, and UBC Utilities for giving us this opportunity!
– March 9,10
Our second workshop was held on March 9,10. It featured music specifically composed for Hamletmachine by the talented composers Matthias Schuster and Trautonia Carpa and animations by the animation artists Ron Serna and Cordell Wynne. This workshop allowed designers and actors to further explore the different media used in our production (lighting, sound, set, costumes, movement, props…) and see how we can make them work together.
– April 25-27
Project Ophelia has finished its last show on April 27, 2013. The run was a great success with every show being sold out a week before the opening. The talkbacks hosted by Sandra Chamberlain Snider (MA Theatre Candidate) were attended by many and helped audience review and understand the themes of the play and the challenges faced by the actors and the director during the rehearsal stages of the production and the actual show.
We are currently editing footage that Ines will use for her MFA thesis for archival purposes that can later be viewed by interested parties upon request.