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The American Dream

Scenic Designer


Written by Edward Albee

Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

Lighting Design: Jen Kules

Costume Design: Lena Smith

Props Design: Jessica Dommer & Jackie Bobbitt

Sound Coordinator/ATD: Amanda Hantson

Technical Director: Joseph McDonnell

Stage Manager: Tara Burke

Produced by Moraine Valley Community College

Performed in the Oremus Theater

THE AMERICAN DREAM: With this set, the main goal was emphasizing the ways in which the ideas of the American dream, the nuclear family, and wealth are performed. We wanted to go heavy-handed with American symbols-- namely the American flag; the lives of these characters have-- quite literally-- been built up on these constructed ideas of family and success.  It was important to have barebones decor -- nothing that would show signs of personality, warmth, or that the space was anything more than a display room -- anything more than what these people want others to see of them. 


It is within this simple set that the story takes to life. Due to its simplicity, there is nothing to distract us from the acting. The stage also looks like the stereotypical nuclear family living room portrayed by media, which sets the tone for the facade the family puts up.-The Glacier

Process Work

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