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Vol 01 Fall 14 Library
Photo: Lauren Lukow
UVA Arts

Arts Administration

Last spring, OpenGrounds hosted a project afternoon that showcased the depth and breadth of the research by graduating Arts Administration majors while highlighting some of the most important trends and challenges facing the arts world today. Stephanie Lebolt, who began work at Boston’s acclaimed Huntington Theatre this fall, focused her project on the effects of the 2008 financial crisis on regional theatres around the country. Laura Lyons offered a look at the issues surrounding alternative media in an increasingly DIY world. Lyons, who began a job this fall at Dave Matthews’ ATO Records in New York, focused on the experiences of creating feminism and punk aesthetic-related Zines, and offered a workshop on Zine-making. Lauren Lukow took another sort of DIY angle by exploring the world of film producing in a traditional paper, then capping off her efforts by producing her own film, Farewell Old Stringy, which starred Drama professor and Equity actor Richard Warner. The film was shot just after classes ended last spring and was completed earlier this Fall.

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