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Fine Arts Spotlight

Abstract

In 2015, Northwestern College’s Theatre Department staged William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Theatre faculty Drew Schmidt and student Caroline M. Trewet designed and prepared floor projections for the production. In this hybrid piece for the Northwestern Review, Schmidt provides an introductory primer text and then Schmidt and Trewet provide a thank you video explaining to Figure53, a company that creates theatre software, and all viewers how they utilized the program and equipment.

About the Author

Drew Schmidt earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in lighting and sound design from Illinois State University after graduating from Northwestern with majors in both theatre and computer science. He taught introductory courses in lighting and sound design at Illinois State, as well as Introduction to Sound Design at NWC while also serving as Northwestern's audiovisual technician.

Schmidt served as the sound designer for productions at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the School House Theatre Company, Illinois State and Northwestern. He was the assistant lighting designer for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2009 and 2007 seasons, and the lighting designer for plays, musicals and dance concerts at Illinois State, Northwestern, and the Orange City Tulip Festival.

Caroline M. Trewet is a graduate of Northwestern College.

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