the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds

by Paul Zindel The Station Theatre We can neither choose the parents we are born to nor the soil they fashion for us to grow in. Rich earth does not necessarily promise rich yield no more or less than desolate earth guarantees barrenness. Outside factors play a role. Water. Sunlight. So here we have questionable soil with things existing in it. An embittered mother in a run-down unkempt home, two budding daughters soaking up water and reaching for light where…

Environment Matters

Environment Matters was a series of arts-based civic dialogue workshops devoted to exploring the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) presented by Latrelle Bright. Through storytelling, music, movement, creative writing and spirited dialogue, visitors will examine each element from it basis in folklore to current events as well as its role in daily life. The activities will result in performable material that Bright and participants will shape into a short performance piece.  

No Child…

by Nilaja Sun University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts A young teaching artist engages a rough and rowdy classroom of high school students in a production of "Our Country's Good" in the age of the No Child Left Behind Act. Smile Politely/Katie Baldwin Prosise Photo Credits: Eric Ponder [soliloquy id="533"]           Director: Latrelle Bright Set Design: Joe C. Klug Lighting Design: Jack Horwitch Costume Design: Liz Rowe Sound Design: Yu-Yun Hsieh Props Master:…

UIUC Social Issues Theatre

Serving as Program Coordinator for the campus social issues theatre program from 2010 through 2015, I directed ensemble creation of numerous productions about a wide range of issues. Cirque du So Lean (Body Image and Food) stay (Suicide) Over Here: Stories of Student Veterans Standing By: Violence and the Bystander Effect Universe City (Diversity) Speak Easy (Sex Positivity) The People Vs. Power (Class and Labor) Invisible Wounds (Non-physical Violence) Listen (The Black Community and Police) I, Rebel (Protest and Resistance) [soliloquy…

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler, The University of Memphis [soliloquy id="708"] HEDDA GABLER By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Jon Robin Baitz Director: Latrelle Bright Scenic Designer: Michael Christman Technical Director: Rick Mayfield Costume Designer: Janice Lacek Lighting Designer: Paul Pharris Sound Designer: John McFadden Stage Manager: Meredith S. Karner Cinematographer and Videographer: Rachael Moeller Composer and Arranger: Justin Cockerham CAST Berta: Rachel Knox Miss Julia Tesman: Julia Baltz George Tesman: Timmy Barron Hedda Gabler: Donita Johnson Mrs. Thea Elvsted: Liz Sharpe Judge Brack: Darrin…