USITT Forum@Four: Making History

In Hamilton, the props helped not only to tell the story but helped to create the world. How is the first rap battle like the Hulk, why does only one letter have a red ribbon on it, how does the burn letter go out at the same time as the light cue? Jay Duckworth talks about color harmony, historic documents and being in the room where it happened. Presented by the Scenic Design Commission.



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Go Live Date:
May 11, 2020
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Jay Duckworth boasts over 20 years’ experience in LORT & Off-Broadways theatre, independent films, TV, music videos and over 65 off-Broadway shows credit his name as a Props Master and Props Designer. The roll call of shows for which he has created original work starts in Classic Greek Theater, re-imagined Shakespeare plays as well as being part of the artistic team that created musicals including Hamilton, Fun Home, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and the highly controversial Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Park 2017, at his decade residency at The Public Theater. As well as being a writer for Stage Directions Magazine, he teaches Properties and the Philosophy of Aesthetics at Pace University. He has been the Keynote Speaker for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the United States Institute of Theater Technology, curating USITT's very first Prop Lab in 2018.

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