Words Come Alive in Multimedia Performance

Posted: November 11, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Digital Poetry Theater, a multimedia performance combining poetry, drama, music, dance, and visual arts, is held in the Fine Arts Gallery on Nov. 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. showing on Nov. 13. The show combines live performances and digital sound with 450 computer graphic-animated slide images projected from three different locations in the room.

Digital Poetry Theatre is a unique collaboration between students from Art and Visual Technologies (AVT), English, Theater, Individualized Study, and Modern and Classical Languages. The performance features poems submitted by creative writing students, who then worked with AVT computer graphics graduate students to create multimedia enactments. The cast includes students from five majors. The show is produced by Kirby Malone, gallery director; Gail Scott White, AVT professor; and Jackie Donaldson, English. English professor Carolyn Forché also worked with students on the production, and contributed a text of her own that is performed by two women in a sequence created with Scott White.

Admission is free, but seats are limited. To reserve a seat, call x38865 and leave a message stating how many seats you would like for a specific performance, and a phone number at which you can be contacted. Those who do not make reservations can come to the theater a half-hour before the show and sign a waiting list.

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