- Out of the shadows, a raptor appears (44)
- FASTOW turns slowly around to see that the other two raptors have taken corporeal form and have also crept into LJM. (44) Raptor 1 on stage. Raptor 2 is only seen because it’s eyes light up, upstage.
- The raptors scuttle about. The raptors creep eerily around in the shadows. (45) They’ll hide when Skilling enters. They’re always moving, circling the column, entering and exiting (if possible). They shouldn’t ever be still.
- One of the raptors approaches SKILLING… It smells him cautiously. (47)
- SKILLING feeds one of them a dollar bill. (47) Raptor won’t eat money. This may get cut. (Or possibly a raptor puts it’s head in a box? simulate eating paper?) The more ways that we can tie the Raptors and the boxes of paper together, the clearer torching LJM will be.
- SKILLING strokes a raptor. (48)
- One of the raptors runs towards ROW and chases her out of the building. (48) Won’t do a full run, more of a fake out towards her that gets her out.
- FASTOW is surrounded by his raptors. (53) Raptor 1 and 2 only.
- The raptors scuttle away. (55)
- Two have grown very bold now—fast and aggressive. (63) Intro of Raptor 3 (possibly have Fastow leading it, like he’s been able to capture it for a while. Raptor 3 is the strongest and scariest, if Fastow is leading it, possibly by a rope or something that it can get out of?).
- One of them is week and sickly, the other two flank to protect it. Raptor 1 is sick.
- SKILLING approaches to pet them and one of the strong raptors is aggressive. He backs off, it follows him and pins him. (63) It would be great if one of them could knock over a box of papers, to show their ownership over the space and aggression.
- FASTOW tasers a raptor to protect SKILLING. It falls down, ultimately unharmed. Most likely raptor 2, depending on how Raptor 3 gets into the space. It doesn’t fall, just retreats.
- FASTOW tries to look at and comfort the injured raptor. (63)
- They seem to hear him and snap around maybe moving toward FASTOW for support. (63)
- As SKILLING is at his most manic and the raptors circling… (65)
- FASTOW destroys the raptors and torches LJM. (65) Unplugs the raptors, torching LJM is Fastow shredding documents.
- SKILLING thinks he sees a raptor still at large. (69) All in Skilling’s mind.
Compiled by Enron Costume Designer, Caitlyn Graham.
Driven by student inquiry and collaboration, our class will construct three “velociraptor” puppet suits for the Spring production of Enron for The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance Oscar G. Brockett theatre. Collaborating closely with Texas Performing Arts instructors Karen Maness and J. E. Johnson and costume designer Caitlyn Graham, each student will draw upon their existing competencies and interests to contribute value and determine technical design solutions, material choices, fabrication schedules, and project milestones.
All are expected to blend traditional methods with digital fabrication to discover individualized problem solving styles. Experiences in this class will be directly applicable to careers in film production and design, performance design, themed attraction, and product development. The project will move from rigorous theoretical experiment to realized performance-ready element over the course of a semester.
EXPECTATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Neither technical experience nor skill are required, but students must be self-motivated and deeply committed.
- Collaboration will be facilitated and closely supported by a broad group of faculty, professional staff, and guest artists.
- Class will be conducted in a fabrication space at Texas Performing Arts.
- Students must be available to meet for two hours, Monday mornings 8 to 10 am.
- Students can expect to dedicate seven or more hours outside of class time engaged in project research, planning, and execution. (Lab times TBA).
- Class size will be 9 to 12 students and composed of both undergraduate and graduate students.
- There are no additional fees associated with the course – all materials necessary for prototyping and construction will be purchased from a pre-approved production budget.
- Students will receive advanced mentorship in traditional fabrication methods that may include carpentry, welding, sewing, casting, sculpting, and machining as well as digital technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining.
- Students may also explore advanced topics in manipulating applied physical textures and finishes on both strange and common surfaces to achieve a desired look.
- Projects may also include imbedded circuits and micro controllers.
- Students will be expected to make use of and contribute to the “open source” culture of the maker movement.
- Participants will use online and mobile project management platforms.
HOW TO ENROLL
You will not find this class in the Course Schedule. The Enron Raptor Class is a 3 credit hour independent study in The College of Fine Arts Department of Theatre and Dance for the Fall 2017 semester only.
To enroll for this opportunity you must first have approval from the instructors and complete the corresponding independent study forms. To receive approval and forms please complete the application survey and we’ll be in touch faster than a velociraptor.