Angels in America
Penn State University, March 2020
Directed by Rick Lombardo
Original Score by Curtis Craig
Scenic Design by Sophia Tepermeister
Costume Design by Kayli Warner
Lighting Design by Devin Koenig
Sound Design by Alex Pregel
Prop Design by Jay Lasnik
Technical Direction by Chris Swetcky
Dramaturgy by Frederick D. Miller
Production Stage Management by Megan Belgam
For my work on Angels in America, I stared closely at the ties between the administrations of former presidents Donald J. Trump and Ronald Reagan. Producing this play in early 2020 bore new significance as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded before our eyes.
For a cast of primarily undergraduates, the AIDS crisis is something only studied in history books. My dramaturgical research sought to bridge the gap that separated our generation from those whose shoulders we stand on.
For my work on Angels in America, I was awarded a Special Commendation for Outstanding Research by the 2021 KC/ACTF Region II Festival.