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USITT’s Forum@Four Session: Making History, Creating the Props for Hamilton, May 11, 2020

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • May 8, 2020

On Monday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m., be sure to join the USITT Forum@Four session, Making History, Creating the Props for Hamilton with Professor, Proptologist, and Stage Directions Contributing Writer, Jay Duckworth.

In Hamilton the props helped not only to tell the story but helped to create the world. How is the first rap battle like the Hulk? Why does only one letter have a red ribbon on it? How does the burn letter go out at the same time as the light cue? Jay Duckworth talks about color harmony, historic documents, and being in the room where it happened.

Jay Duckworth boasts over 20 years’ experience in LORT & Off-Broadways theatre, independent films, TV, music videos, and over 65 Off-Broadway shows credit his name as a Props Master and Props Designer. The roll call of shows for which he has created original work, starts in Classic Greek Theater, re-imagined Shakespeare plays, as well as being part of the artistic team that created musicals including Hamilton, Fun Home, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and the highly controversial Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Park 2017, at his decade residency at The Public Theater. He is also a Contributing Writer for Stage Directions Magazine, and he teaches Properties and the Philosophy of Aesthetics at Pace University. He has been the Keynote Speaker for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the United States Institute of Theater Technology, curating USITT’s very first Prop Lab in 2018.

This is a free online event. Please register in advance, below.

Zoom advanced registration link: Click here


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