|Nick Vannoy is sassy and brassy|
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” -- Leo Buscaglia
To sit down and talk with Patricia Clark is to experience the great joy of conversation. Trish is an attentive, active listener, but when she speaks, there is no ignoring what she has to say. She's honest, she speaks from her heart, and has such a capacity for artistic expression, her words carry an impact like few others.
|Kathryn Sternberger, a student at KCT last summer,|
came up with the idea with fellow student
Elaina Henderson, while working on an assignment
from instructor Henry Layton.
|Elaina Henderson as Cecily; Kathryn Sternberger as Gwen|
in Layton's class last summer.
"What they created was great fun and a perfect example of how we can take a classic and bring a modern twist to it that the younger generation can enjoy as a message for today! Sully White and I loved the scene so much that the idea of working with a full production seemed perfect for showing what a student’s idea could actually turn into."
|Sharonda Piersall - Miss Prism|
The ensemble cast of KCT instructors, alumni, and students was gathered in the fall of 2010 as ideas began to emerge and the process of writing and rehearsing the script for development began in February.
|Wait until you see uber-glam Ellie Clark's|
video in her role as Gwen!
Ellie is the Assistant Director of Education
at Kentucky Conservatory Theatre
"It has taken great tenacity on all our parts to create this modern and very physical adaptation. Spencer Christensen‘s amazing adaptation of the script has proven to be the life force for this project. And even as he has been the main eye as overall director, Henry Layton, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Ellie Clark and the rest of the ensemble were dedicated to every aspect of this production using their specific skills to create and tell the story in the physically exhausting and spoof-like style you will see."
|Evan Bergman plays Dr. Chausable,|
who, along with Ms. Prism,
is perpetually seeking ways to
achieve higher imperium.
Clark explains their purpose in mounting such a show is to present information about the training ground of Kentucky Conservatory Theatre. "Training for our students primarily focuses on the physical tool. For the age group on which we focus, the actor’s comfort with his/her body is a priority for learning strong acting choices. There are no talking heads allowed in this program! And this show certainly proves it what is practiced in the training ground!"
|Jenny Fitzpatrick is the dancer|
with the answer.
Fitzpatrick is choreographing
SummerFest's Rocky Horror Show
"Kim, you and I had a great discussion about taking risks and how important it is to the art of theatre. The Impersonation of Being Ernest is a great risk for all of us involved in the project, but the motivation to create something different overrides our fears. The 70s and 80s were years when directors in
|Trish Clark, Holly Hazelwood Brady and Ellie Clark|
Pride and Prejudice, SummerFest 2010
I hope to see you there!