first VR/Theatre production was 1995's The Adding Machine.
Since then we have made great strides in production. Advances in
technology and technique have marked the intervening productions.
Each production demonstrated the use of one or more new
technologies. In this new musical version of Elmer Rice's
classic play we will be revisiting some techniques used to create
real-time computer generated scenery albeit with new computers, graphic
processors, software and projectors.
The innovation for this project was the use of computer-controlled data projectors to provide the majority of the stage lighting. Through this technique we explored the possibility of using kinetic graphic images and animations to illuminate the scene, both literally and metaphysically. In keeping with the "live" nature of our experiments, this animated lighting was controlled in real-time in response to the action on-stage.
Costumes were designed by Rebecca Damren.
Animations used in many lighting effects was created by Rana Esfandiary.
Music Director/Accompanist Ryan McCall
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Jenifer
Mr. Zero - Michael Wysong
Mrs. Zero - Elaina Smith
Daisy Devore - Hailey Lapin
Shrdlu - Cale Morrow
Mr. One/Prisoner (Tenor Chorus) Kevin Smith
Mr. Two/Prison Guard (Bass Chorus) Kevin Smith
Mrs. Two/Betty/Matron (Alto Chorus) Jessica Brink
Mrs. One/Mae/Prisoner's Wife (Soprano Chorus) Nicole BurkhartThe Boss/Fixer/Charles - Blake Beardall
We are delighted to have the support of"
The NVIDIA Academic Partnership Program .
and the University of Kansas General Research Fund
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