Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

A Senior Project in Computing and the Arts for Ryan Seffinger and in Music for Emil Ernström

by Gertrude Stein

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I sold my soul to make it bright with electric light and now no one not I not she not they not he are interested in that thing and I and I I cannot go to hell I have sold my soul to make a light and the light is bright but not interesting in my sight and I would oh yes I would I would rather go to hell be I with all my might and then go to hell oh yes alright.

 
Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, a modern retelling of the Faust legend written in 1938, is an avant-garde masterpiece. Written to be an opera libretto but never officially given a score, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights is a fusion of performance, composition, and design; it will serve as a Senior Project in Production Design for Ryan Seffinger and a Senior Project in Music for Emil Ernström.
 
This piece neccesitates movement, voice, and a deep sense of exploration. An incredibly experimental show, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights will be greatly shaped by those who are a part of the cast and production team. We are looking for cast members who are excited to engage with this classic yet avant-garde work. Auditions will be held at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.
 
For more information about joining the team as a cast member or as production staff, contact Ryan at ryan.seffinger@yale.edu.

Performance Dates & Times

February 28, 2019 - 8:00pm

March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location

Whitney Theater

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Production Team

Producer
Production Designer
Composer
Director
Producer
Producer
Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Associate
Lighting Designer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Associate
Sound Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Musical Director
Master Electrician
Technical Director
Sound Engineer
Makeup Artist
Dramaturg
Assistant
Master Electrician
Ohshue Gatanaga
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Graphic Designer