Silent Reflections: A Clown Noir Cabaret




Sibley, Echo

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The objectives of this project were to bring The Women From Mars Theatre Company to WT for a 2-week residency. During this residency they would work with 4 student employees/designers to research, develop and create new technical and performative aspects, including three new scenes for the show, "Silent Reflections," culminating in a premiere performance. They would also teach a 5-hour clowning workshop, presented a panel discussion with Gender Studies and have a talk back after the performance.


We started discussing the project as early as March of 2022. Then we met as a team over zoom every Sunday, starting in July, to prepare for the residency that began Aug 13th. The 3 founding members of WFM Theatre arrived in Canyon on Aug 13th and had their first in-person meeting on Aug 13th. Then on Aug 14th we began a week of development and rehearsals that involved the student designers as collaborators. We made a commitment to stop creating new work and to have the show finalized by Saturday Aug 20th, so that the designers would have time to finish their lighting, sound and graphic design work in time for the show on Aug 26th.


2023 Faculty and Student Research Poster Session and Research Fair, West Texas A&M University, Department of Art, Theatre and Dance, Poster, Women from Mars Theatre, Feminist theory, Storytelling, Women's issues, Gender Studies


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