MCA Program To Produce Student-Written Virtual Musical February 11-13
‘Crashing Into Silence’ is a virtual production of scenes and songs written by King’s students about their pandemic experiences.
This February 11-13, the Media, Culture, and the Arts program at King’s will present Crashing Into Silence, a virtual production of scenes and songs written by King’s students about their pandemic experiences.
Crashing Into Silence
February 11, 12, and 13 | 7:00 – 8:15 PM
February 13 | 3:00 – 4:15 PM
The event will be hosted on Zoom. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Thirteen students make up the cast and crew, with Mattie Winburn (Humanities ’23) serving as student producer and Kaitlyn Walker (MCA ’21) as stage manager. Misti Wills, a long-time collaborator with The King’s College, provides professional direction, and Emmy winner April Bartlett is production design consultant.
Lecturer in Musical Theater Virginia Pike says that the “Zoomsical” concept began with prompts sent to students. What obstacles have you encountered during the pandemic? Where have you seen God move? “Each one of them had to share a 3-minute video of them talking about one such experience,” Pike explains.
From there, students paired with one another to develop each scene. The end result includes three original songs (words and music written by students), one original rap, one poem accompanied by a choreographed dance, opening and closing numbers written by Pike, and several scenes which students will perform live at each showing.
Follow @TKCMusicalTheater on Instagram for updates and forthcoming registration details.
Featured image: Students perform in a staged reading of Songs for Women in October 2018.