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Kathleen Ann Thompson, artisitic director of Belleherst Productions, gleans from her 25 year experience in directing and producing award winning shows for Belleherst by opening up the discussion of 'fixed point' and its relevance to clarity on the stage.
Lack of clarity on the stage opens a pandora's box of audience responses...none of which are positive if we want our production to succeed. An audience which isn't clear about the production's action, thought content or character development begins to tune out, doubt their own theatrical sophistication, become distracted trying to figure everything out or fights a growing level of frustration. At its very minimal effect, lack of clarity on the stage speaks to the audience of mediocrity and a lack of skill. They simply disengage. Clarity is a necessary virtue on the stage even if the message of the production is to create a paradoxical and ambiguous challege to the viewer's thinking. Its a prestigious mark of excellence.
Fixed Point is an over-arching theatrical principal whose use is ubiquitous in all genres of theatre and in various developmental areas of dramatic composition. Fixed Point is the technique which most influences clarity on the stage. Kathleen Ann Thompson takes on this little mentioned theatrical technique and exposes the harmful results of being ignorant of its value or of lacking knowlege of how to apply it.
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Vanta M. Black, author of Oubliette-A Forgotten Little Place, enjoys uncovering the dark mysteries of our Universe. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling to provocative places and studying all things esoteric. Vanta M. Black calls on her own experiences with entities known as "shadow people," and their horrifying late-night visitations, to masterfully deliver Oubliette. Though she once dismissed them as simply night terrors, Black was forced to question what the "things" that visited her were, after someone else witnessed one preparing to attack her as she slept. Oubliette is also inspired by the real oubliette at Leap Castle, the famed most-haunted castle in Ireland. In the 1920's it was emptied out, and the remains of over 150 different bodies were removed with wheelbarrows. A worker found a pocket watch in the remains, and it dated from the mid-1800s. This revealed how very recent the oubliette had claimed victims. After hearing about Leap Castle's oubliette, Black imagined there must be a myriad of forgotten stories behind each soul who met their fate within it. This thought became the inspiration for writing Oubliette-A Forgotten Little Place. Not only did Black visit Leap Castle, she also made jaunts to many French chateaux and the Paris Catacombs for research. Other inspirations include legends from the Knights Templar, the French Revolution, the Reformation, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Black Death. Black has degrees in English, communication and art. She resides in Southern California with her husband and pug-mixes, and spends her time in support of causes that empower women and advance science and technology.
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