Two Triad Stage Designers Take the International Stage

hart-headshotTwo Triad Stage designers will be featured on the international stage at World Stage Design 2017 in Taipei. Finalists were announced today.

Natalie Taylor Hart, Assistant Professor at Elon University, has been selected as a finalist in the Professional Designers Exhibition alongside 120 other designers for her work on Fences (April 2016). Her design will be exhibited at the event and in the digital portfolio at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taipei from 1 July to 9 July, 2017. Natalie is also slated to design for Triad Stages upcoming production of Having Our Say (February 22 – March 5, 2017 at the Hanesbrands Theatre).

Natalie Taylor Hart's design for FENCES.

Natalie Taylor Hart’s design for FENCES.

large_avatar_496666_esguu_ohz3lpjevbbobxcvqom-2Josafath Reynoso, props master, chief scenic designer, and assistant professor at Southeast Missouri State University, will be featured in the Emerging Designers Exhibition alongside 60 other early-career designers for his work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (September 2015). Josafath came to Triad Stage through the Southeastern Theatre Conference as a winner of the Ready-to-Work program.

 

Josafath Reynoso's design for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Josafath Reynoso’s design for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Since its launch in 2005, World Stage Design has attracted thousands of visitors and participants from across the globe. The event is produced every four years, and provides attendees and participants with an opportunity to experience the best in theatre design, performances, workshops, seminars, and thought-provoking exhibitions.

World Stage Design 2017 will exhibit jury-selected work from 120 professional designers and 60 emerging designers from 36 countries. The 2017 awards will be announced at World Stage Design 2017 on July 5, 2017.

Beautiful Star: The Mixtape

 

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The Beautiful Star Mixtape is comprised of all the songs Artistic Apprentice Kamilah Bush overheard members of the cast and crew randomly sing in rehearsal.

Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
Tomorrow – Annie
Wade in the Water – Mavis Staple
And I am Telling You – Dreamgirls
Whip It – Devo
Move Bitch – Ludacris
Let’s Do it Again – Staple Singers
Kiss – Prince
Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
Folgers Theme Song
Keep on Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks
Changes – David Bowie
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
She’s a Lady – Tom Jones
Mmmbop! – Hanson
Here I Go Again – White Snake
Move your Feet – Junior Senior
What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Aretha Franklin
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Tipsy – J-Kwon
One Way or Another – Blondie
It’s All Over – Dreamgirls
Any Way You Want It – Journey

Most likely to burst into song: Nick Relos
Second most likely to burst into song (tie): Bryant Carroll and Lawrence Evans
Honorable Mentions: Ric Robertson and Danielle Hopkins

They also occasionally sing songs from the show, and if you haven’t caught a performance yet, get to booking! And Friday December 9th and 16th you can join the band and special guests in concert after the performance.

We’ll see you at the theater!