Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. The fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: grooms arrive by helicopter, brides throw themselves over and over again to the ground, grooms throw saw blades into the sides of buildings, and pop songs and romantic dances abound. And, in the end, there may be the opportunity for the one Big Love.
The production will tour to communities across North Dakota from July 7 - 11.
Theatre B's B.E.A.T. program is collaborating with North Dakota State University's Department of Theatre Arts to offer the Performing Arts program of North Dakota Governor's School.
Theatre B and the North Dakota State University Department of Theatre Arts are excited to announce a partnership to present the Performing Arts program as part of the 2014 North Dakota Governor's School.
Students will spend six weeks training and rehearsing toward the presentation of an innovative theatrical production (to be announced soon!) with the vision of Theatre B's B.E.A.T. program.
For more information and to apply visit the North Dakota Governor's School Website.
About North Dakota Governor’s School
North Dakota Governor’s School is a six-week residential program for scholastically motivated high school sophomores and juniors. Students live, work, and have fun on NDSU’s campus while receiving high-quality, intensive instruction through class experiences, labs, field trips and other activities. The state of North Dakota funds the cost of participation for North Dakota students. A limited number of scholarships will be available for out-of-state participants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
About the North Dakota State University Department of Theatre Arts
The Department of Theatre Arts provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and innovative academic program consistent with the mission of NDSU. The department serves the pursuit of high-quality teaching, artistic performance, dedicated service, and professional and scholarly excellence through experiences of lasting value.
The vision of the B.E.A.T. Program is
• To allow artists at every stage of development to harness the creative potential of the ensemble and revel in the chaotic joy of the artistic process
• To deepen and broaden each artist’s creative range through rigorous exploration of a variety of methods and techniques
• To invite students, parents, and audiences to address relevant social themes as presented in the newest, most timely dramatic literature
About the Program
The B Emerging Artist Training program looks for motivated emerging artists who are interested in deepening their talents by co-learning, training and creating art with experienced members of the Theatre B ensemble.
This ensemble-based, process-focused program centers around individual training and its application to the creation of a high-quality theatrical production. The program features Viewpoints, Suzuki, and Meisner Training methods, which foster a safe environment for theatrical risk-taking, while conditioning the body, voice, and imagination to uncover the artist's innate expressive abilities.
Theatre B believes strongly in the power of the ensemble as a creative force. The B.E.A.T. Program cultivates the next generation of theatre artists by encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach and intensive cross-training. With emphasis on a small ensemble, contemporary literature, and current training techniques, B.E.A.T. provides students a safe environment to question assumptions and explore ideas. The creative process of the ensemble produces confident young leaders as well as a thrilling theatrical event.