放大剧场:艺术如何去在线

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Madi, HFAI coordinator
MADI fabber '22
撰写了 2020年11月15日

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Online theater is not what I imagined creating when I declared as a Theater, Dance, & Media concentrator last fall. 

As someone who spends the bulk of their time in the performing arts, the pandemic has made many of my usual activities impossible. However, theater makers are nothing if not creative, so over the past few months, it has been a joy to see theater produced specifically for the virtual era. Artists across Harvard have been working on short films, musical recordings, and live performances via Zoom. I have had the opportunity to work on a lot of fun projects this semester, including recording monologues for a friend’s radio opera, singing a duet and chorus numbers for the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ ruddigore recordings, creating an entirely new production with the Theater, Dance, & Media concentration about names and identities, and playing Ross (a Scottish noble) in the Hyperion Shakespeare Company’s production of 麦克白.

Three actors on a zoom call, with red and white lighting and branches for props.

“让我们我们迈向伯纳姆。”

这是我们从生产麦克白的屏幕截图。这一幕是第五幕,那里的英国军队攻坚麦克白的城堡。

So, how does someone take a live art form and make it virtual? Some productions have been entirely prerecorded and live-streamed, other productions are done fully live, and others have been somewhere in between, especially for music-based shows, where latency can make any simultaneous singing impossible. The productions I have been in have been across the board. 麦克白 was completely live, and scenes we couldn’t convincingly perform apart from one another (mainly the fight scenes) were conveyed through really creative clay animations made by one of the production’s crew members. On the other hand, the production studio work with Theater, Dance, & Media will be entirely prerecorded. The work we’re creating is based on a series of interviews with people about their names and how it relates to their identities. For each scene, song, and monologue, we are crafting a short film to draw out the themes of the particular component, and then we plan to upload them to an online platform with a live online chat so audiences can experience it together with some mode of liveness. 

彩票平台做虚拟剧院的最酷的东西之一,因为它的适应性是演员成员真正了解如何使用他们的技术。而不是让演员只是作用,我们都进入了更多的工作来设置照明,加上服饰,并找到道具将我们的制作带到生活中,使它们不仅仅是一个分阶段的阅读。对于麦克白,我们有一个装饰,与麦克风,红色和白色灯,甚至是天花板背景的楼层。对于我们万圣节的星期六Matinee,我们不得不弄清楚如何阻挡来自我们窗户的任何光线,因为展会的照明与黑暗,全灯,并使用手电筒创建阴影。 

Two lights, a microphone, and a laptop on a desk.

麦克白科技成立

我们有我们的笔记本电脑,两个指示灯(一红一白),麦克风和地板到我们后面天花板的白色背景。我不得不堆在我的课本顶我的笔记本电脑,以保持技术从框架!

剧院的一部分是与观众的互动。有一些彩票平台剧院的活力,表演者和观众能够占据相同的空间,每个人都会影响另一个。我不会争论在线剧院替换,因为虚拟与人在那种不同的过程中,但它确实有一些好处,例如聊天框,所以我们可以阅读观众对节目的反应。这种剧院模式的另一个优点是,无论您的朋友和家人在世界上,他们都有机会看到您的展示。我的父母和兄弟姐妹得看到我是第一次在剧院工作中表演,因为我只开始在大学行动,他们还没有能够访问剑桥。这是一个不是虚拟世界中可能无法实现的东西,而对于这个机会,我非常感激。 

Three actors in colorful costumes smiling and posing

下面是从我第一次戏剧制作铸造的照片:我是合奏秋季2018生产的部分“先生灼伤:后电剧”哈佛!

我最爱的经历是您对展会的建立的连接。合作艺术制作导致如此美妙的友谊,哈佛的核心支持系统几乎都是由我通过表演艺术遇到的人组成的。可以理解,这就是我最担心的是失败,因为我们在线转变。但是,我一直习惯于我觉得在奉献的社区,我一直是一部分。我已经在新节目中团聚,有机会与同龄人一起工作,我现在一直想要与一会儿一起工作,我也遇到了许多在哈佛大学的全新的人。尽管远方,我们培养了真正的社区。即使对于已经结束的节目,我们也会在缩放和其他平台上互相闲逛,并且这些联系是从在线学校的混乱中休息的欢迎。 

虽然我仍然非常想念在舞台上的感觉,但我为剧院感到骄傲,我一直是在线世界的一部分,我期待着更多的创新虚拟项目来。我很高兴能够在Zoom Theatre中学到的技能回到彼此的表演,无论何时可以。 

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Hi y’all! My name is Madi, and I’m a junior in Winthrop House studying English; Theater, Dance, & Media; and Folklore & Mythology.

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