Political Theatre, Environmental Policy, and Dance
Blogger: Marisha Thakker
So, what do political theatre, environmental policy and dance have in common? Me, of course. The countdown to my comps performance has begun – the senior comprehensive project – big, scary words for a very big, very scary process. Not really, especially when you have amazing mentors and friends to help support you (chocolates and hugs don’t hurt either). For my theatre comps, I’m writing and directing an eco-friendly production about four women who control the elements and their journey through the darkness to save the world. Pretty epic huh? What’s really incredible is that I get to work with so many talented designers and actors. My Theatre in Times of Crisis class is also an excellent source. We discuss everything from parodies to Brecht.
To get inspired (procrastinate, hint hint) I decided to go see the 4D version of A Nightmare before Christmas at the El Capitan. Our home grown StudentIDeals is a website started –well- by two Oxy students, and it gives you free or student-budget friendly deals around Eagle Rock – I’ve had half-priced food, gone racecar driving and even bought a discounted bicycle seat so far! It’s pretty cool to have an Oxy Student ID, a lot of restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood give us deals. So I found discounted tickets and decided to go. I got to see the original sets, sing along to Sally’s Song and even see ten of the 400 puppets made for Jack Skellington. As Halloween approaches, I’m excited to go trick-or-treating for UNICEF – I get to dress up and make money for charity!
My comps performance is free, and will be taking place at 7PM on the 24th and 25th of November – come check it out if you can, it’s a great way to see a culmination of the work students put into their senior projects here at Oxy.