History - Projects and Partnerships (2007)
Visual Scripting

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Written and authored by Elizabeth Miklavcic, Visual Scripting addresses the process of creating theatre scripts for the Interplay series, as well as, a possible template for other multi-leveled and multi-faceted performances. The purpose of visual scripting is to provide a more complete visualization of an original script. With the advent of accessible media, especially software such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, QuickTime, Storyboard Artist and other programs. It is possible to create a multi-media script that can be provided to actors, both as drafts in the development process and a completed version for restaging. The methods of documenting the artistic creations of our age are in need of matching the complicated nature of these newly created original works and must begin to include additional layers as well. Visual Scripting documentation is a proposed idea specifically for the benefits of a springboard for interpretation by a new cast. Not for the purposes of rote restaging, but for use as information for what was done. The Visual Script media includes text, auditory and visual files for the new cast to use as tools to move beyond the interpretations of the original cast, finding additional levels within the work. A case study application is applied to the InterPlay series, and specifically to InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno (2007) created under the direction of Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic.