Honors Directing Thesis

The Department of Theater presented an Honors Directing Thesis by Michelle Johnson ’16, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt.
During one summer in Russia, aging actress Arkadina brings her lover Trigorin to her brother’s estate in the countryside to visit her family. Their arrival unearths tensions between the characters, fueled by artistic elitism, love, and desperation to find meaning in life. Written in 1895, Anton Chekhov’s classic work of psychological realism explores both the comedy and the sympathy to be found in the lives of artists and those who surround them.

Stage-Managed by Meghan Wahl, Assistant-Stage-Managed by Henry Feinstein ’19, Scenic Design by Colin McIlvaine, Costume Design by Laila Swanson, Lighting Design by Amanda Jensen, Sound Design by Liz Atkinson, Dramaturg Prof. Brian Johnson