Friday, Sept 26 | 1:10-2:25 pm

PARALLEL CREATIVE PROCESS | Room 210 (Instrumental Hall)

Inspiration and Intersection:  Parallel Creative Process with Shared Vision

Rachel Tracie and Tim Scott

This paper/presentation will seek to explore two different approaches to the creative process, how they intersect and compliment each other and yet how they both remained independent.  Rachel Tracie wrote and directed an original adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, entitled Faustus and Tim Scott conceived and created a photographic series attempting to portray two distinct sides of each character in the play.  Tracie and Scott will each present their own process and together interject the ways in which their inspiration and ideas intersected and complimented and inspired a higher quality effort from both.  Tracie will focus on the development of her adaptation, the types of research used, from non-tradition to traditional research and collaboration.  Scott will focus on his inspiration process, execution process and why it made a difference to the end result.  This presentation will include audio, video and photographic elements to highlight and expand upon the types of research and inquiry that went into both processes.  


Rachel Tracie is Chair of the Department of Theater Arts at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She is interested in exploring the connections between a theoretical analysis of theater and its practical application in courses such as Theater History, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Directing. Tracie regularly directs for the department and recent shows include The Seagull by Anton Chekhov and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.  Her current research includes an exploration of memory in women's playwriting and creating interactive materials for use in the theater history classroom. Tracie received a PhD in Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and an MA in Drama from the University of Alberta.

Tim Scott is founder and Executive Creative Director of the agency known as THEM did it, a full-service communications, strategy and advertising firm. For over 20 years, including many years working on Madison Avenue for major international agencies, Tim has helped companies big and small develop and execute communications strategies that connect companies with people in meaningful ways.

As an alternative to the fast-paced and immediate gratification expectations of communications today, Tim has developed a strong personal passion for historic process photography using the process of medium and large format film and the grandfather of photographic processes, wet-plate collodion, to create images that support his vision for an active emotional response to a photographic image. Tim is is currently working on a long-term photographic project under guidance from The Huntington Library creating landscape and elemental images using the historic pictorial process. Tim studied communications, marketing and art direction at Liberty University and Miami Ad School.

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