Today's Haunted Poe videoconference, a collaboration between MAGPI, Brat Productions and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, was a huge success! 12 schools joined us for the program from across Pennsylvania. Here's a brief glimpse 'behind the scenes':
It's the Philly Poe Guy! Edward Pettit shared historical information about Poe, his life and literary works - - specifically related to his time in Philadelphia. Check out Ed's "Ed and Edgar" blog.
Actor Dallas Drummond does a dramatic reading of the Tell Tale Heart.
Here is the dual screen display that Dallas was looking at while performing. He was able to view all 12 schools simultaneously.
Designer Alisa Sickora Kleckner shows off the puppets she created for the show, assisted by Michael Alltop, artistic producer for Brat Productions.
Alyssa shows off the prosthetic toothless mouth, worn by actress Jess Conda during the performance.
Jess shows the audience how the mouth was adhered to her face during make-up.
Michael explains the concept of Haunted Poe and how the production came to be.
Jess demonstrates how to 'move like a ghost' when explaining her scenes in the show.
At the end of the videoconference, the whole crew pulled up chairs to answer questions from our 12 connected schools.
We'll have the podcast of the event up on our iTunes site soon! In the meantime, check out a brief clip of Brat Production's Haunted Poe Production...
Many thanks to all! A great time in the studio and learning experience for the schools.