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How Did Projections Enhance ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?’

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta-based artistic director Amanda Farnsworth. Amanda talks about her community production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ and how digital projection backdrops brought the stage to life in ways she didn’t originally imagine. Video Length: 3:52 (3 minutes, 52 seconds) QUESTION: “How Did Projections Enhance […]

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Theatre artistic director Amanda Farnsworth directs Annie at a local community theatre.

What Inspires You as a Theatre Director? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, artistic director Amanda Farnsworth talks about what inspires her most when she’s producing a new show or musical. Video Length: 1:31 (1 minute, 31 seconds) QUESTION: “What Inspires You as a Theatre Director?” AMANDA: “I get really inspired when the people who are acting on stage really start to care about the story […]

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How Can Projections Help with Scene Transitions? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, theatre director and teacher Robert Botello discusses how projections can create smooth, effortless scenic changes in a show. He talks about how society has evolved in its expectations for entertainment and how the stories of certain theatrical shows lend themselves to faster transitions from scene to scene. Video Length: 2:31 […]

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Role of Theatre Projections in a Show? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain I talk about the role that theatre projections play in a show—keying in on their relationship with the actors on stage and the balance to find the right harmony in telling a good story. Video Length: 1:14 (1 minute, 14 seconds) QUESTION: “What Role Do Theatre Projections Play in a Show?” […]

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Favorite Theatre Show You’ve Directed? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain we ask artistic director Amanda Farnsworth what has been her favorite theatre show she’s directed over the years. Video Length: 2:31 (2 minutes, 31 seconds) QUESTION: “What’s Been Your Favorite Theatre Show to Direct?” AMANDA: “I love Seussical the Musical. I’ve directed that a lot (chuckles). It seems to come up a lot. It’s […]

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Why is Theatre Good for Kids? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain we talk with artistic director Amanda Farnsworth about how school and community theatre is good for kids, creating a safe place for them to learn and experience joy and family. Video Length: 2:07 QUESTION: “Why is Theatre Good for Kids?” AMANDA: “The first time I saw a theatre production on stage my mind dripped out of […]

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Using Projections as a Theatre Director? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain theatre director Robert Botello talks about scenic projections, how simple and intuitive it is using them as a director. Video Length: 2:02 Question: “As a theatre director, how’s it been using scenic projections?” Robert: “I think the biggest thing is getting rid of the thought process that it’s too much […]

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