‘Page to the Stage’ goes behind the scenes at the Nebraska Rep | Nebraska today
A new video series from University Communication’s Curt Bright takes Huskers behind the scenes to learn about the work that goes into directing a Nebraska Repertory Theater production.
“From Page to Stage” includes six short videos focused on students, faculty, staff, alumni and professionals who work on “The Way to the Way,” a current rep show airing until 6 march to the Howell Theater in the Temple Building. . The production is a large-scale puppet show that explores ancient Taoist philosophy. The show was written by Andy Park, the artistic director of the representative, and features large-scale puppets developed by Jill Hibbard, a former master of fine arts.
In the videos, Bright showcases the dedication of the production team and how they developed the show – from handcrafting mock-ups of set designs and stage development to constructing puppets and creating visual effects. specialized lighting.
Tickets for the show remain available. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on February 25 and 26 and March 2 and 5 and at 2 p.m. on February 27 and March 6 at the Howell Theatre, located on the first floor of the Temple Building.
The “From Page to Stage” series is available below or access the videos via MediaHub.
Become a puppet
See how the actors – including University of Nebraska-Lincoln students – from the production are turned into living puppets for “The Way to the Way.”
Discover the work done by the technical team to create a unique effect on stage in the Temple Building.
Craft 150 puppets
Master puppeteer Jill Hibbard, a Nebraska U alumnus (MAF, 2020), created the full-scale puppets for the production.
See how miniatures play a small part in helping plan and shape a production before it heads to a stage store for a build.
Dance with a lion
See how the Jing Mo Tong Athletic Association, a local Chinese lion dance group, is featured in the rep’s production of “The Way to the Way.”
Create a scene
Take a tour of the Rep’s Stage Shop, where drawings and models from a production are built to scale for the final staging of each show.