Assistant professor takes us behind the scenes of The Drowsy Chaperone production
The Faires Faculty Forum Podcast Project
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 22:10
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Terry Jachimiak, Westminster assistant professor of Theatre , presented "The Show Opens When?" at the Faires Faculty Forum on Oct. 17.
Jachimiak and Josh Scott, a sophomore communication studies and theatre major, developed a memorable set design for the characters of The Drowsy Chaperone. Reaching across multiple disciplines, the pair utilized techniques such as critical thinking and abstract research to create a world for the actors and actresses to live in.
Jachimiak shared his insights into the collaboration design process with a student, from the most preliminary of design meetings to when the lights finally bring the design to life. He revealed what he considered successes, struggles, and implications for future collaborations.
Listen to Jachimiak's presentation or download it from iTunes University.
Jachimiak, who has been with Westminster since 2011, earned an undergraduate degree in technical theatre from Longwood University and a master's degree in scenic design from Wayne State University.
Scott is a son of Robin and Michele Scott of Warren, Ohio, and a graduate of Champion High School.
The Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs. It is a unique venue that celebrates faculty teaching, research and passion for scholarship while also serving as platform for peer review and reflection.
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