Theatre - Directing

    Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre - Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    December, 1991

    This long one-act was the one play I directed for Scotch 'n' Soda, the student-run theatre at Carnegie Mellon University.

    I'd spent the previous season as Technical Director, and that year I was the Lighting Designer.

    • I was interested in the Richard Cory character since ninth grade, when I did lighting for an original one-act called Richard Cory's Birthday Party.
    • Richard Cory was originally a late nineteenth century poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Also the basis for the eponymous Simon & Garfunkel song.
    • The cast of nine doubled in over forty characters. Finding significance in the doubling began a theme in future directing and writing projects.
    • At the time, Scotch 'n' Soda produced only student-written plays. There was nothing viable for this slot, sp they (grudgingly) let me do Richard Cory. Ironically, the following season they started doing more non-student written shows more often again.

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