Serial Funeral Suicide Cookie

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Santa Fe University of Art & Design to Present Special, One-time Showing of Joint Project Between the University’s Performing Arts and Film School at The Screen

The collaboration, which will feature four short films and plays for one night only, will be free and open to the public

Santa Fe, N.M., April 20, 2016 – The Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) is proud to announce that on Monday, April 24, the university will present a special, one-time showing of The PAD Spring 2017 On-Camera Rehearsal and Production Class Presents: Serial Funeral Suicide Cookie, a collaboration between the Performing Arts Department and the Film School. The showing will feature four short films and plays at The Screen on the SFUAD campus, located on St. Michael’s Drive in Santa Fe. The showing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 and is free and open to the public.

Produced by more than 20 performing arts and film students, under the guidance of film instructor, Kent Kirkpatrick, Serial Funeral Suicide Cookie, began as character and improv exercises before moving to scripting, rehearsal, and filming. Each 5–8 minute-long piece is presented in a different cinematic style and is conceived of as an excerpt of a larger narrative.

Cast member Shannon Duke describes Serial Funeral Suicide Cookie, as an “actor’s piece,” as the stories started with character exploration and development. With the assistance of faculty, the students wrote scripts based on their characters, and then teamed up with a crew of film students for directing, filming, and editing the final piece.

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About SFUAD’s Performing Arts Department

The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design introduces students to all facets of live theatre, as well as work within the greater entertainment industry. All students have an opportunity to either perform or participate in design/technical work in productions on the Greer Garson Theatre stage as part of their training. With this broad foundation, SFUAD graduates move into either careers in arts and entertainment or onto further graduate studies.

About the Greer Garson Theatre

The Greer Garson Theatre is a 514-seat proscenium theatre on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design named for its benefactor, the actress Greer Garson.

About Santa Fe University of Art and Design:

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in business, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. SFUAD boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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