©2017 by Lucas Clopton

LUCKY NUMBERS

RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS

This short play was a finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. The music features electric guitar and ambient synthesizers built from nature field recordings. This music underscored the monologues as the main character attempts to apply logic and statistics to a life changing medical situation. Directed by Suzan Fete and Mallory Metoxen.

LOVE STORIES

MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE

This collection of short plays included Berlot Brecht's "The Jewish Wife". Featuring soft strings and piano the music builds quiet tension and uncertainty that surrounds the two characters as they circle the inevitability of their separation due to the onset of the Holocaust. Directed by Paula Suozzi.

STARGIRL

FIRST STAGE - MILWAUKEE

Much of the music in this play was performed live by the ukulele toting main character. The prerecorded music served to reinforce atmosphere during transitions by adding additional instrumentation to the ever-present ukulele. Directed by John Maclay.

 

LUCHADORA!

FIRST STAGE - MILWAUKEE

The music for this world premiere play was inspired by Flamenco traditions. The Lucha libre wrestling in the show was very much a choreographed dance and the music reflects that sense of motion and fluidity. Directed by Jeff Frank.

RELATIVITY

THEATERWORKS - HARTFORD

This music evokes an inquisitive and sometimes troubled atmosphere in keeping with the play's subject, Albert Einstein. Strings appear as an homage to Einstein's own violin playing. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, directed by Rob Ruggiero.

CUCKOO'S NEST

PLAYHOUSE ON PARK

This production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest featured heavy underscoring. The music evolved through the play to demonstrate oppression, fragility, and eventually hope.Processed strings and an aggressive orchestra feature prominently. Directed by Ezra Barnes.