When performing the eco-mania play for a young
audience, the cast took time to answer questions
about the performance and the environment.
Students met once a week from September to February for three hours. These meetings
were spent doing a variety of activities including working with the playwright,
researching forest issues, brainstorming ways to represent multiple perspectives
on forest issues, and conducting improvisational sessions. Students spent three
days in Arcada, California conducting community interviews. Rehearsals for the
play took place over an eight-week span, requiring students to work and rehearse
at the theatre for 12 hours a week. Technical rehearsals (for lighting and sound)
required an additional 12 hours per week and the play was performed 10 times
(30 hours). Students who produced the audiograph spent between 100-200 hours
editing and mixing the interviews they recorded.