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Photo Courtesy of Good Company Theatre

Production Team:

Director: Austin Archer

Music Director: Ginger Bess

Set Designer: Chris Phillion

Lighting Designer: William Peterson

Costume Designer: Amanda Dobbs

Props Designer: Alicia Washington

Practicals: Kyle McCoy

American Idiot 

Music by: Green Day

Lyrics by: Billie Joe Armstrong

Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

 

Good Company Theatre

Summer 2018

 

Projection Designer

Sound Designer

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Concept Statement:

The show opens with TV's flipping through mindless television channels. It's the tipping point for our lead trio - they "don't want to be an American Idiot" glued to mindless media and information. They want to make decisions for themselves. Will stays home to take care of his girlfriend who is pregnant, and between all of the images that appear on the TV's, static appears as if Will is watching the story of his friends from afar. As Johnny and Tunny travel through their stories, they move away from stale, static images of their hometown to fast movement and the bustle of city streets. 

 

Tunny and Johnny split from each other as their goals for the future begin moving in drastically different directions, as this change occurs, the images and video shift away from realism and turn into more abstract, kaleidoscopic videos to mirror their internal journey. At the breaking point for each of our characters, a distorted TV test screen appears to link all of their struggles together, for as they are miles apart, they are all struggling through similar times. 

 

As the show closes, we return to reality, as each of our characters comes to terms with who they are and whom they've become. They return to a reality where they've grown closer to the people they want to be. 

Utah Theatre Blogger's Review: "...intermixed through all of [the set] were several television sets. Through the genius sound and projection design by Lydia Oliverson, the televisions became an integral part of the show, especially in augmenting the story of songs such as “Letterbomb.” The clever clips that were used during the songs were ideal in enforcing each song’s message."
 
 
 
Gephardt Daily's Review: "And adding to the dazzling cacophony are images projected on 17 or so TV sets, which, in unison, flashing test signals, technical difficulties messages, images of the actors, news commentary and commercials — all by projection designer Lydia Oliverson."
 
 
 
 
Front Row Reviewer Utah's Review: 'Even at the times when the characters aren’t literally flipping through the channels, flashes of video, images, and messages appear on the screens. Some of them are clips from real shows and news broadcasts, while others were recorded by the cast. The screens are used in the introductions of characters like St. Jimmy and the Extraordinary Girl. My favorite usage, though, was probably during “Letterbomb.” There are clips from some familiar strong females in the media . . . Make sure to keep an eye on the TV screens throughout the performance."
 
 
 

Paperwork Sample

Video Signal Diagram - American Idiot-1.
QLAB Cue Sheet-1.jpg

TV Setup test

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Preliminary Breakdown Notes

Promotional Video

Opening TV Montage

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography

St. Jimmy

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography
Videography by Jake Holt

Give Me Novicane

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography
Videography by Jake Holt

LetterBomb

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography

Before the Lobotomy / Extraordinary Girl

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography
Videography by Jake Holt

Favorite Son / Are We The Waiting

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography
Videography by Jake Holt
 

Various Show Images

Photos Courtesy of Good Company Theatre and David Hanks Photography
 
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