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Staff Report
2:00 am PDT April 15, 2020

In a special performance hosted in collaboration with the Pepperdine University Office of the President, students, faculty, and staff of the Seaver College Fine Arts Division will unite Waves around the world for an evening of art, music, and fellowship 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 17. 

For one night only, the Pepperdine community is invited to come together to enjoy dynamic presentations of art history, theatre, guitar, and the vocal arts led by a lineup of Pepperdine’s best and brightest performers. 

The lineup includes:

6:25-6:28 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Colburn, Professor of Art History, introduces Lydia Parker

6:28-6:36 p.m. Art History

  • Lydia Parker shares her research on the female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. She shares her screen to show images that accompany her presentation. (8 min)  

6:36-6:37 p.m. Visiting Professor of Theatre Nicholas Few introduces Josh and Leyla 

6:37-6:41 p.m.: August Wilson monologues

  • Josh Fredenburg - August Wilson monologue (1-2 min) 

  • Official title of piece: “Troy,” from Fences, by August Wilson

  • Leyla Dillig - August Wilson monologue (2.5 min)

    • Official title of piece: “Tonya” from King Hedley II, by August Wilson

6:41-6:44 p.m. Associate Professor of Theatre Hollace Starr introduces The Cherry Orchard

6:44-6:51 p.m. The Cherry Orchard monologues

  • Indy Wilson - Cherry Orchard Monologue (2 min - confirm length)

    • Official title of piece: “Charlotta,” The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Tom Stoppard

  • Nate Bartoshuk - Lopakhin’s “buying the orchard” speech from The Cherry Orchard (3 min) 

    • Official title of piece: “Lopakhin,” The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Tom Stoppard

  • Sara Eakman - Lyubov’s “O my sins” monologue from The Cherry Orchard (2 min) 

    • Official title of piece: “Lyubov,” The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Tom Stoppard

6:57-7 p.m. Associate Professor of Art Gretchen Batcheller introduces Studio Art

7-7:08 p.m. Studio Art 

  • Alessandra Guth, paintings (2.5 min)

  • Brie Welch, video clip (2.5 min)

  • Aubrey Stanchak, assemblage/paintings (2.5 min)

7:08-7:11 p.m. Dr. Melanie Emelio, Professor of Music,  introduces vocal students and Wes Ruby.

7:11-7:21 p.m. Vocal Performance

  • Angelo Silva - sings and accompanies himself (2.5 min)

    • “Let My Song Fill Your Heart”

    • Music and lyrics by Ernest Charles

    • Written in 1936

  • Emma Ujifusa, accompanied by Kevin Fukagawa (3 min)

    • “The Lord’s Prayer” 

    • by Alfred Hay Malotte 

    • 1935

7:21-7:25 p.m. Guitar Performance

  • Wes Ruby introduces himself and plays “Fairest Lord Jesus”

    • Official title: Fairest Lord Jesus

    • Composer: Anonymous

    • Arranger: Ronald Ravenscroft

    • Copyright: Christopher Parkening

    • Official time with intro and piece combined: 3 minutes

  • Wes leads “Amazing Grace” as a group sing-along.

President Gash closes the event. 

For more information or to sign up, click here.