ETHAN ELDRED ('15) RECOGNIZED BY KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR WORK IN DEPT. OF THEATRE AND DANCE PRODUCTION OF "J.B."
On October 20, 2013 the lights went dark on Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of J.B. This successful run showcased the talents of student and community actors, designers and technicians. What audience members may not realize is that almost every piece of music and sound in the production was written and designed by student, Ethan Eldred (’15).
Ethan writes, "I was in the right place at the right time. I couldn't have done this last year without the recording studio, and the black box was certainly an inspiration. I was surrounded by great musicians who weren't just players but in many cases were genuine collaborators with me in creating the design. Right place, right time is just another way of saying we were blessed."
Ethan’s compositions were recognized with a Certificate of Merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival after two representatives from the festival were impressed with his level of artistry. These recognitions are awarded to “truly exceptional elements in a production.”
Ethan called on the talents of several students in finalizing his compositions and recordings, including:
Addie Gingell - Piano
Luke Forshey - Trumpet
Eric Siegel - Saxophone
Jake Kempf - Saxophone
Audrey Springer - Flute
Leah Bergstrom - Oboe
Bekah Henry - Clarinet
Hayley Wilderotter - Bass Clarinet
Abigail Feder - Violin
Arielle Victor - Viola
Kyle Kirkpatrick - Cello and Drum Programming
Shannon Spreen - Soprano voice
Alexandria Ganeng - Mezzo-soprano voice
The cast and crew of J.B. are very thankful to have worked with Ethan - a talented artist who displayed consistent professionalism and artistry.
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE ALUM FEATURED ON BROADWAY
Stephanie Fieger ('02) will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in the Lincoln Center Theater in the role of Harpier in a revival of Macbeth, which begins performances Oct. 24 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (The Nance) will helm Macbeth, which will officially open Nov. 21 at the Beaumont. Hawke ("Before Midnight") will star in the title role opposite Duff as Lady Macbeth.
Performances will be Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Beginning Nov. 26, all Tuesday evening performances will begin at 7 PM.
For tickets, priced $75-$135, visit Telecharge.com or LCT.org.
After graduating from Messiah, Fieger went on to earn the M.F.A. in Acting from New York University. She has been an active member of the New York theatre scene for the past ten years.
Learn more at http://www.stephaniefieger.com.