Thursday, February 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
PERFORMANCE: Antigone - Clayton State

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Clayton State takes on Bertolt Brecht's adaptation of Antigone.  The text of the
play itself is an exciting blend of a classical text and epic theatre. Students participating in the
production and audiences were able to encounter the tragedy of Antigone, rendered through
Brecht and Malina’s words, and viewed through the lens of our contemporary vision. Though
Sophocles’ text is thousands of years old, Brecht’s adaptation 70 years old, and Malina’s
translation over 50 years old, the themes, images, and words still resonate. Throughout the
rehearsal process, actors noticed lines or moments that stood out as particularly relevant to the
current political situation in the US and integrated those resonances into their performance.

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Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
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Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
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Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →