Elyse Singer, Guest Speaker: Technology on Stage

Elyse Singer, Guest Speaker: Technology on Stage

October 21, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Technology on Stage: Hedy Lamarr & George Antheil's Engineering Collaboration in the Award-Winning, Multi-Disciplinary Play "Frequency Hopping"

Monday October 21st at 1pm, Sage 3205

Elyse Singer, Playwright & Director

Giving an overview of the process and production of her play, “Frequency Hopping,” at 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York City, Singer will open up conversation about the writing and production process with digital media in performance.  Students from Professor Rouse’s course “COMM2960: Science & Technology in Theatre” will present a staged reading of selections from Singer’s work, followed by an open discussion with Singer.

Elyse Singer is best known for her direction of adventurous new American plays and creation of original multi-disciplinary work.  Her play Frequency Hopping won the International STAGE Playwriting Competition and ran at 3LD Art & Technology Center, where it was nominated for a Hewes Design Award.  Other Off-Broadway directing credits include the OBIE-winning Trouble in Paradise; the first NYC revival of Mae West’s 1926 play SEX; 1995’s Love in the Void (recognized as the first play set in cyberspace) and Nick Hallett/Shana Moulton’s multimedia opera Whispering Pines X. As producer: Beebo Brinker Chronicles at 37 Arts (co-produced with Lily Tomlin). A Yale graduate, Singer is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, an alum of the LCT Directors Lab and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.   She is the founding Artistic Director of Hourglass Group.  Currently enrolled in the Masters Program in Theatre at Hunter College, she was awarded the 2012-13 Vera Roberts Fellowship.

Lecture sponsored by HASS: School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at RPI.

Contact: Professor Rebecca Rouse



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