Seducer. Atheist. Rebel. Scoundrel. Hypocrite. Don Juan, the most unrepentant libertine in all of literature, has dazzled and provoked for centuries. This project interlaces two masterpieces: Moliere’s Don Juan, or the Feast of Stone (1682), with selections from Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni (1787). Don Juan’s furious drive to satisfy his ego at all costs remains as incisive as ever.
Actors, singers, assistant directors, designers, dramaturges, animators, and videographers are all needed for this multi-media project. Emphasis will be on re-imagining this comedic drama for our time. Commedia lazzi, operatic arias, high and low comedy, and structured improvisation will be explored. Cross-gender casting is possible.
This course represents the hours of study both in and out of rehearsal necessary for artists to create a successful performance in production. Rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances constitute the students’ commitment.