Kazemzadeh’s work, “The Space Between” is a brand-new body of work that “explores the social and environmental influences that shape identity, drawing heavily on imagery found in Persian and Middle Eastern art traditions.”
Calligraphy and printmaking, with their requirements of precision and ritual from the maker, are her main mediums.
“Her art asks viewers to consider their own experiences as humans in a dynamic, often-polarizing world,” according to a release.
There will also be a performance Friday at 7:30 p.m. just after the other events of the Art Open House.
The show runs through April 28, with a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday and a 2 p.m. performance Sunday. Tickets are $15, or $10 for those over 65 and Carroll students, faculty and staff.
With gangsters, missionaries and nightclub performers as main characters, the show can’t help but be larger than life “as they gamble with luck and love under the bright lights of Ole Broadway,” according to a news release from the college.
Listener’s may recognize classics like “If I Were a Bell,” and “Take Back Your Mink,” from Frank Loesser’s score.
Jane R. Frazier, Carroll’s Director of Theatre and Entertainment Technology directed the show and Stephanie Schmidt, Voice Department Coordinator, Carroll Community College served as musical director.
A cast of 20 and crew of 10 bring the 1940’s setting to life on stage. Frazier emphasized that auditions are open to community members and students who are not in the theatre program. She said this show had more community members than many, and its been a valuable experience for both.
Auditions for the children’s show tour for “Where’s Pluto,” an original composition by a Carroll student, and the summer show, “The Shakespeare Project,” will be held May 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. and 8:15-9:45 p.m. respectively.
For questions, contact Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show gave some opportunities to play with the style and time period, which is set int he 1940’s, but is not strict realism.
“I wanted to go very traditional with it, not just with the design choices, but also the overall experience,” she said. “We have live musicians, which is pretty normal for us, but they are actually placed right in front of the stage where a normal orchestra pit would be,” she said.