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Using Projections in Annie the Musical

How Did You Use Projections in Annie? | Behind the Curtain

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta-based artistic director Amanda Farnsworth. Amanda talks about her unique take on the classic show, Annie, and how she used digital projection backdrops to bring something fresh and interesting to the stage. Video Length: 1:57 (1 minute, 57 seconds) QUESTION: “How Did You Use Projections in Annie?” AMANDA: “Oh my […]

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What is at the Heart of Theatre? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta-based artistic director Amanda Farnsworth. Amanda discusses the heart of theatre, as well as why it endures in a world filled with every kind of media and entertainment Video Length: 1:51 (1 minute, 51 seconds) QUESTION: “What is at the heart of theatre?” AMANDA: “In my experience, the heart of […]

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How Do You Get the Best from Theatre Students? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about how to get the very best from students during a production. Amanda discusses her process in length—how she involves her cast members on a deeper level, helping them to first understand and then believe in the story being told on stage. Amanda […]

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Making Digital Theatre Projections [video]

A little peek behind the scenes at Theatre Avenue, where we design and animate projections for theatre and ballet shows. This video will give you a taste of what it’s like here: warm, fun, and down to earth. But we also a team committed to doing incredible work for incredible makers of theatre—drama teachers, community […]

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How Do You Keep Theatre Directing Fun? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about how she keeps theatre directing fun show after show. She discusses how to beat the ‘dog days’ leading up to tech week, where the jokes cease to be funny and everyone is starting to feel tired and burned out. Amanda has a […]

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Projection Pro Tip #4: Best Projector Manufacturers?

This is part 4 of an interview with professional technical director Paul Ackerman. This interview will provide a series of tips for using theatrical projections—in a simple question and answer, ‘how do you go about it?’ type format. Mitch: When it comes to projection gear, are there any manufacturers who seem to consistently be the best […]

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