To My Future Friends,
"To My Future Friends," imagines a world where empathy, community, and soup can save the day. The story follows a little girl named Annie who, like many of us, is feeling the effects of quarantine and the isolation it brings. Throughout the piece, we see her journey as she makes unlikely friends in unexpected ways.
To My Future Friends, is an exploration of the medium of shadow play for my senior lighting thesis. Influenced by the style of the company Manual Cinema, I utilized overhead projectors, live actors, transparencies, and paper cutouts to create a multifaceted movement piece told entirely through shadow.
Lighting Designer & Director: Anna Brevetti
Shadow Maker: Danielle DeLaFuente
Sound Editor: Jennie Gorn
Production Assistant: Natalie Main
Actors: Annika Helgeson & Nick Zuluaga
Femina Shakes: Measure for Measure
A girls reform school undergoes a mutiny in the middle of an English lesson about one of Shakespeare's problem plays, Measure for Measure. The girls revolt, trapping themselves and their teacher inside the building, calling for changes to be made to the cruel rules and regulations they live by. While they work on demands and communicate with the outside, they pass the time by exploring Measure for Measure, finding that their situation is not unlike the one in the play.
For this design, we were given a lot of different worlds to play within. From the high stakes of the hostage situation, the feral joy of the girls, the classic drama of Shakespeare, and the in-between place as the classroom and the play begin to blur.
Associate Lighting Design: Anna Brevetti & Mckenna Ebert
Director: Erica Terpening-Romeo
Scenic Design: Carlie Condemi
Costume Design: Sam Stafford
Sound Design: Jennie Gorn
Stage Manager: Jolie Frazer-Madge
ChoreoLab: InFlight 2019, was the inaugural all-aerial dance showing of works created by instructors and students of the Boston University Dance Program.
In-Flight was a thrilling introduction to ariel lighting. It was an exciting challenge to have to compose looks that not only considered what was on stage but also what was 12 feet above it. For each piece, I tried to reflect the energy and emotion each choreographer brought while highlighting the grandeur of the show-stopping aerial work.
Lighting Design: Anna Brevetti
Stage Manager: Úna Rafferty
Videographer: Bill Parsons
Sophomore Design Project
The Sophomore Design project was a collaboration between the lighting, scenic and sound designers in the class of 2021. We creates an immersive horror driven installation based around an abandoned picnic and our fear of what hides in the shadows.
This was an invigorating opportunity to let lighting and sound drive the narrative of a project and work with fellow designers and peers to create something entirely original.
Lighting Design: Anna Brevetti, Jonas Hayes & Devin Sullivan
Sound Design: Jacob Montgomery
Scenic Design: Carlie Condemi & Danielle Ibrahim