A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Gabrielle Hoyt-Disick and Miranda Rizzolo

by Henry James

Poster of La/Dy/Da

During this semester-long production seminar, led by Professor Deborah Margolin, our company of actors, designers, a producer, and a director will spend the first half of the semester immersed in the work and techniques of experimental theater troupes of the past fifty years, and the second half devising our own production, taking as our source text Henry James’ novel “The Portrait of a Lady.” We will seek to not only adapt this seminal work, but to explore what exactly adaptation means. Which parts of a text do we preserve and which to shear away? When does being faithful to a text’s core mean revising or adding to its content? How can the interiority of this novel translate to the exteriority of a stage? It is in finding answers to these questions that we hope to devise our own “Lady.”

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Performance Dates & Times

April 15, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 17, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.


Isabel Archer
Gilbert Osmond (et al.)
Pansy Osmond
Ralph Touchett
Mrs. Touchett (et al.)
Madame Merle
Henrietta Stackpole

Production Team

Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Team
Lighting Team
Lighting Team
Lighting Team
Head Electrician
Paint Charge
Set Designer
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sets Team
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Technical Director