Behind The Scenes

Student Spotlight: Nathan Martinson

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Student Spotlight: Nathan Martinson Nathan Martinson is a 10th grader who has recently gotten involved with CB Productions. He has participated in Acting 1, Stage Combat workshops, Audition Workshops, and is just completing Acting 2. In a recent interview, Nathan demonstrates how he has grown to love acting and how acting classes help him academically.   *****   What do you enjoy about acting classes? I really enjoy the opportunity to portray various characters that acting classes provide. It’s extremely fun getting in the mindset of someone who thinks and behaves differently than I normally...

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Student Spotlight – Kaitlin

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Student Spotlight: . Kaitlin McLeod  16-year-old Kaitlin McLeod just participated in her first class with CB Productions: Improvisation. During this class she learned skills like how to spontaneously create characters, think on her feet, and act in the moment. In a recent interview, Kaitlin encourages others to take classes because of the friendships that form between students and the energetic in-class activities.   What do you enjoy about acting class?  I love how the class forces the students to be very close with each other. If you want to have a good scene, you have to support each...

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Dedicated Designer: Greg Membrez

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Dedicated Designers   Greg Membrez – Music Designer    Greg Membrez is a music enthusiast who has been diligently working since January to complement the striking visuals of CB Productions’ Robin Hood with a rich audio component. Using a blend of live music and original composition, Greg seeks to enhance and complete this period piece with medieval melodies.   Robin Hood will be Greg’s third show with CB Productions; he also worked alongside Carla Barwineck to bring live music to Red Badge of Courage in 2008 and to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 2010. With his undergraduate...

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Dedicated Designers: Shannon Elliot

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Dedicated Designers   Shannon Elliot – Lighting Designer Shannon Elliot, a talented lighting designer who has spent most of her career working in educational theater, will once again illuminate CB Productions’ stage with her lighting design for Robin Hood. Although Shannon works mostly behind the scenes, audiences would literally be unable to see this production without her creativity and skill working with lights.   With her B.A. from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Shannon has worked as a stage technician at Maranatha Hall. She currently works as the Performing...

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Dedicated Designers: Heidi Carls

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Dedicated Designers Heidi Carls – Costume Designer    Heidi Carls, creator of CB Productions’ colorful costumes, is once again researching, sewing, locating, gathering, and assembling the wardrobe for the next play, Robin Hood. Working with the actors, director, and parent volunteers, Heidi’s eye for detail and creative touch will bring each character of this medieval show to life in an array of colors and styles. Since Robin Hood is Heidi’s twelfth show with CB Productions, she has mastered her technique of outfitting the actors. Heidi assimilates her costume design from a wide...

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Dedicated Designers: Tracy Maas

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Dedicated Designers Tracy Maas – Stage Combat Choreographer     Tracy Maas is a certified actor/combatant who brings all her skill in choreographing stage combat to the many vigorous fight scenes in CB Productions’ Robin Hood. With a variety of one-on-one sword fights, huge combat scenes, and various kicks, hits, and punches, each move that Tracy has added will enhance the exciting conflict of the show: Robin Hood and merry band against Sheriff of Nottingham and foresters. Working with CB Productions for over 10 years, Tracy now is eagerly assisting another young cast. First and...

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