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Red Ball, Collaboration, and Creating Content in the Time of COVID

Faculty Panelists:
Nisi Sturgis
Victor Font
Thomas Miller

Student Screenwriters:
Nathan Ramsey
Jackie Moreno

Student Actors:
Stasia Kasimos
Latrel Crawford

Advanced Filmmaking Students:
Shana Olivero
Mark Capapas
Lincoln Rogers

Join us for a virtual screening and conversation about collaboration and performance with faculty and students in screenwriting, acting, and advanced filmmaking as we talk about the recent writing and production of Red Ball. The impulse was an interdepartmental partnership to create and produce original content from the ground up. From harmonizing the visions and learning outcomes of over 40 students, to last-minute changes and surprise obstacles on set, all while following COVID safety protocols, representatives from different facets of the process will discuss their experience creating Red Ball.

About the Film

Sam and Jessie travel to the heart of grief, friendship, and the Krannert Art Museum in Red Ball. Written by the Theatre Studies Beginning Screenwriting students, filmed by the Media & Cinema Studies Advanced Filmmaking class, and starring the Illinois Theatre Senior On-Camera BFA actors, Red Ball is the first in hopefully a long line of interdepartmental collaborative short film projects.

An enterprise in magical realism, Red Ball was filmed on location in the Krannert Art Museum and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts over the course of six days, following COVID safety guidelines.

This virtual event will take place on April 22 at 6pm. It will be delivered in English via Zoom. Registration is required.

This event will last approximately 90 minutes.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact Krannert Art Museum at kam-accessibility [at]

Event Details

Th Apr 22, 2021 - 6:00pm CT

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