Week of 3/1 and 3/8:

Kathleen Fox
Mar 8, 2017 · 2 min read

These past two weeks have been chaotic and I have had a lot of work to do in order to catch up on my project. March 1st was the opening night of Stop Kiss, a one act play written by Diana Son but on by my theatre group All College Theatre. As the publicist of All College Theatre, I was in charge of advertising the show, creating videos, applying stickers to the sleeves of coffee cups, even putting a bench on campus. In the show Stop Kiss, the two main characters have their first kiss on a bench, it was a symbolic piece of the show and I wanted to put a painted bench on campus to help advertise the show.

So the week of March 1st, a lot of thesis stuff fell into the background in order to focus my attention on Stop Kiss. I did, however, find out a lot of useful information for the marketing committee while publicizing Stop Kiss, such as the willingness of company owners near TCNJ to allows students to advertise in their stops. I also worked on a lot of revisions for my original play, Aonru, more on that in a little bit and found actors to cast in the roles.

This week, I had a little bit of a crisis when trying to finish up the script for Aonru. I found that I did not like my play anymore. The characters were flat. The story was too rooted in exposition. It wasn’t a story I was excited about anymore and in a fit of nervousness I began to write a new play called The Other Play. It tells the story of Geena, a young girl who undergoes a psycho therapy experiment in order to come to terms with her subconscious and problems. Multimedia animations are used throughout the show to reflect her subconscious. It’s a dark comedy that tackles topics like mental illness and treatment. I have attached the first draft of the script below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yyWAO_34TNp-CLnjs9AHWToUFKOdHH8_1Q6iPzv0tZs/edit?usp=sharing

It still needs work, but I already feel far more excited about this piece than I did about my original work. For the upcoming two weeks I have a lot of work to do. I need to get final approval from Kyle, the building manager, to come in and work on building my set during Spring Break, which is next week. I need to finalize my script, my set, and purchase the materials I’ll need.

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little overwhelmed, but I feel far happier with my current play and think I can work with it in a more intimate way. I look forward to working on it in the upcoming weeks.

IMM at TCNJ Senior Showcase 2017

Follow the Class of 2017 from the Interactive Multimedia Department at The College of New Jersey as they develop their senior capstone projects.

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IMM at TCNJ Senior Showcase 2017

Follow the Class of 2017 from the Interactive Multimedia Department at The College of New Jersey as they develop their senior capstone projects.

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