K-I-S-S-I-N-G

ITHACA COLLEGE EARL MCCARROLL STUDIO THEATER

DIRECTOR: DEAN ROBINSON

LIGHTING DESIGN: SHANE HENNESSY

COSTUME & SCENIC DESIGN: BROCK VIERING

SOUND DESIGN: RON ZIOMEK

A NEW DRAMATIC WORK FROM PLAYWRIGHT LENELLE MOISE, K-I-S-S-I-N-G IS A STORY ABOUT LOVE, AND ALL THE DIFFERENT FORMS THAT IT TAKES, ESPECIALLY IN OUR YOUTH. IT EXPLORES THEMES OF YOUNG LOVE, ASEXUALITY, POVERTY, AND HOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ONE'S YOUTH CAN SHAPE THEIR LIVES. THE STORY FOLLOWS LALA, A YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS DISCOVERING LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE SEE HER JOURNEY AS SHE DEVELOPS AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO HER IN LIFE. 

 

FOR THE LIGHTING DESIGN OF THIS SHOW, I LOOKED INTO THE ARTWORK REFERENCED IN THE TEXT AND DREW INSPIRATION FROM THERE. ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT IMAGES WAS OF GUSTAV KLIMT'S "THE KISS". I FOUND A VERSION THAT HAD BEEN RE-IMAGINED AS TWO WOMEN, AND USED THE COLOR PALETTE OF THE PAINTING TO INFORM MY CHOICES ABOUT THE WORLD OF THE PLAY.

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