A Thousand Words
A new show is opening at The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, known as The Rep. A Thousand Words is a groundbreaking production that captures important moments in our lives.
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- [00:00:00.007](wind whirling sound)
- [00:00:02.900]The dried seeds of a dandelion fly off stage,
- [00:00:06.250]powdered by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- [00:00:10.064]So, that one has to come off on that last.
- [00:00:13.970]It's part of "A Thousand Words",
- [00:00:16.160]a performance at Nebraska Repertory Theatre.
- [00:00:18.860]So, it needs to be like one back this way.
- [00:00:21.250]Theater/Performance major,
- [00:00:22.743]Michaella Deladia was part of a class
- [00:00:25.460]that devised the new show.
- [00:00:27.550]That's a really big part of the show
- [00:00:29.210]and how we created it is we've all kinda just
- [00:00:31.183]collaborated in it, so we all have a helping hand.
- [00:00:34.990]Michaella and other students
- [00:00:36.490]auditioned last spring
- [00:00:38.190]and then spent the fall semester in class
- [00:00:40.330]developing the show.
- [00:00:41.570]Can we also make sure that like, his eyes stay active.
- [00:00:44.110]Andy Park, professor and creative director of the rep
- [00:00:47.520]says the process known as devised theater
- [00:00:50.780]builds a production from the ground up.
- [00:00:53.410]Over the course of the semester, we developed a show
- [00:00:56.950]and we had designers in the class,
- [00:00:58.530]we had actors in the class,
- [00:01:00.010]we had an assistant director, a stage manager.
- [00:01:02.620]Using large scale puppets,
- [00:01:04.740]the production tells the story
- [00:01:06.520]of one man's journey through life.
- [00:01:08.920]It's lighthearted, it's really fun,
- [00:01:10.368]but it's also touches on a lot of like life lessons
- [00:01:13.620]and something that everyone can relate to.
- [00:01:15.920]By performing in a professional theater,
- [00:01:18.060]students are able to earn points
- [00:01:19.970]toward membership in the Actors' Equity Association.
- [00:01:23.200]The coveted equity card provides benefits and opens doors.
- [00:01:27.860]We are a professional theater
- [00:01:30.600]that has the ability to give out equity points.
- [00:01:33.830]So it's a huge opportunity.
- [00:01:35.682](light music)
- [00:01:38.280]Every night when
- [00:01:39.113]the curtain lifts on "A Thousand Words",
- [00:01:41.360]students take a big step towards their professional dreams.
- [00:01:45.037](outro music)
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