Advanced Theater Play: Always Plenty of Light At The Starlight All Night Diner

Starlight all night diner

The Beaver Country Day School Performing Arts Department Presents

Always Plenty of Light At The Starlight All Night Diner


Setting

The Starlight All Night Diner is in Arizona. Somewhere in the desert where the sky stretches vast overhead, the days are long and hot, and the nights are cold and lonely.

Time

Now. Also the EXTREME past.

Technical Crew

STAGE MANAGEMENT
Jason Saperstone ’21

PROP ARTISANS
Juliette Formela ’21
David Rocamora ’22
Kyle Yung ’21

CARPENTER
Ethan Smyke ’21

OBS TECHNICIAN & LIGHTING DESIGN
Max Colognesi ’21

SOUND DESIGN
Jason Saperstone ’21

COSTUME DESIGN
Claire Licammeli  ’21

VIDEO EDITOR
Mr. Jeff Knoedler

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER
Toby Otting ’23

POSTER DESIGN
Ms. Bianca Weiland

MOXIE & THE JAR and LIZARD’S THEME MUSIC
by Jason Saperstone

Production Team

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Ms. Jennifer Yolles

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Mr. Kenny Burt

COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Ms. Bethany Eddy

ASST. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Mr. Matt Ciommo

Special Thanks
Jaclyn Tancreti, Beaver IT, Sage Dining, Chris Doyle, Elisha Cho, Drew Zachry, Joe Christy, Tina Farrell, baby powder, Smores, Rosie, Ella Leighton, Ilana Leighton, Kely Archambault, Rory Collins, Chawanzi Muwina, Katrine Gankin, Aidan Glenn, Gianna Filippou, Kayla Vinh, Nala Hayden, and the parents and families of the cast and crew.

Director’s Note
This year we felt it was important to still have the Advanced Theater class produce a play together. While these students have been in theater or technical theater classes together for four years preparing, this year each person working on Starlight was rarely in the same room together during rehearsals, and the entire play was filmed from the student’s homes. We wanted to give you a peek into the home studios and design lab so you could try to imagine what it might be like to look into the “green light” on your computer instead of into the eyes of your scene partners to create a piece of theater. Unlike any play I have directed, Starlight will stand alone as a pure testament to the enthusiasm, dedication, perseverance, and creativity of these Advanced students. The ensemble was often isolated, but none of us were ever alone throughout this very special process.

 

One thought on “Advanced Theater Play: Always Plenty of Light At The Starlight All Night Diner

  1. Congratulations to the cast, crew and Ms Yolles on such an amazing show, especially under the unimaginable circumstances. What a challenge it must have been and everyone went above and beyond to create such a great show!! We thoroughly enjoyed it

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