What makes a good story?
The first thing that might pop into your mind is the need for three-dimensional characters, and the complex relationships they have with one another. Next, the themes throughout the story have got to draw the audience in. It must have a compelling plot, otherwise it could lose the audience’s attention halfway.
Although not everyone considers this, settings and their descriptions play a huge role in the atmosphere and feelings expressed in a scene, especially in a visual story. Annaijah Dacres, a fourth year student in Theatre and Performance, is no stranger to the importance of design and scenery when it comes to theatre. This term, Annaijah is the Head of Carpentry, Paint, and Props for Concord Floral, a show hosted by the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. I would try to tell you what Concord Floral is about, but I think Annaijah does a much better job at it, as well as explaining her role and experiences even further!
This is your fourth year in Theatre and Performance. Why did you choose this as your major?
How many productions were you a part of before Concord Floral?
So tell me, what’s Concord Floral about?
I hear you’re working with Bill Chesney, the Associate Dean of Students for Arts, who is also a professional set designer. What is working with him like?
Tell me about your capstone project and what you’ve accomplished so far!
What stands out most about my project would be the opportunity I had this term to learn how to do mig welding! This term I welded the columns that stand on stage and became comfortable enough to weld on my own. I was also able to teach one of my crew members some welding techniques so they can assist me. I can't pick one thing that I am most proud of, the entire experience has been very rewarding.
Marvel in Annaijah’s designs! Concord Floral runs at Waterloo from November 15-18, 2017. To get more event details, and check out other upcoming shows, see the department of Drama and Speech Communication’s Performances page.