[The Making of Mad Forest]

The Making of Mad Forest


Featuring members of the creative team, performers, and Fisher Center staff

Join the creators and performers of the Bard Theater & Performance Program’s lauded virtual production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest for an in-depth look behind the scenes. This 90-minute webinar will feature three 30-minute segments, with Q&A, focusing on a different aspect of the project: technology, design, and rehearsal and performance.

This production, originally mounted for one live performance on April 10, 2020 via the Fisher Center’s UPSTREAMING, was recently remounted for three additional live performances online in a co-production with off-Broadway’s Theatre for a New Audience. Led by director Ashley Tata, 12 Bard students performed the work live from remote locations across the country, aided by a new modified version of Zoom developed by programmer Andy Carluccio. This unique blend of art and technology was crafted by a design team including Eamonn Farrell (video), Afsoon Pajoufar (sets), Asta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), Abigail Hoke-Brady (lighting), Paul Pinto (sound), Dan Safer (movement), with Vanessa Hart as Stage Manager. 

The Fisher Center is a premier performing arts center located in New York's Hudson Valley. Embodying Bard College’s commitment to the arts as a cultural and educational necessity, the Fisher Center creates communities of professional artists, students, and audiences through exceptional performing arts experiences that challenge and inspire.

All performances of Mad Forest, and this webinar, are being presented for free due to the ongoing generosity of our patrons. To make a gift in support of the Fisher Center’s innovative programs, please click here

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