La Trobe Lip Dub 2010! 

So, I’ve been a member of La Trobe University Student Theatre & Film for 3 years, and I’ve not seen us do anything this huge ever. The day of filming was so great and full of running and laughing and a little bit of falling (3:52). Please watch it and get our page views up and make us kids feel even better about this project of ours. Also see if you can spot me (I’m wearing a long red scarf and a blue top; I’m in the “nerds with laptops” section - of course - and also in the front row at the end [can you tell I really want you to spot me?])  ♥

PS: The Lip Dub was done to Gotye’s Learnalilgivinanlovin

This is a mix I made to give to the seven actors in my cast as our show wraps up its two week run on Sunday night. I included the songs we used in the play as well as a portion of all the other songs I was considering for the play - most of them suggested to me by the stellar and amazing tarts and unicornology.

Click the photo or click here to download the mix. Below is the tracklist, with my annoying “director’s commentary” for the first 7 tracks. 

1. Asleep by The Townhouses (Used as house music for when our audience came in)

2. Heart to Tell by The Love Language (This was the first song I picked to use in the play, and one that has stuck since the early stages of rehearsal. This song plays as the actors assemble the set before the first scene starts)

3. Ugly Girl by Fiona Apple (This song plays under the first scene, a dinner party which bookends the play. It is held by the main character, Victoria, an artist who no longer makes art. I always thought she’d be a Fiona Apple fan)

4. Hirondelle by Benoît Pioulard (I used the last 10 seconds of this song to punctuate the character Emma’s breakdown as she finished a frantic newscast of 9/11 as the events unfold - that was a difficult scene. I had to email Thomas Meluch himself to get permission for those 10 seconds, and he was just so sweet about it!)

5. Hold On, Hold On by Neko Case (This song plays after the last scene of Act 1, when Victoria and her sister Jenny have an explosive fight and it is revealed that Rowena, Jenny’s partner, is pregnant. They have a stare off as the first lyric kicks in. “The most tender place in my heart is for strangers”. Jenny exits. “I know it’s unkind but my own blood is much too dangerous”. Victoria exits)

6. Adieu Mon Coeur (cover) by My Brightest Diamonds (This was the second song I picked early on, and was an immediate choice of mine to underscore the scene where spoiler alert, Jenny narrates her own death)

7. It’s Not You, It’s Me by Coconut Records (The last scene of the play, as mentioned, is a return to the dinner party where the play started. This happens after Jenny’s death and her wake, so it’s a bit of an ironic, faux-happy ending. I was hooked on the last lyric of this song, which plays over and submerges the characters last conversation, ultimately making it the play’s last line)

8. Impossible Love by Gigi
9. You Are My Sister by Antony & The Johnsons
10. Watch The Waves by Taken by Trees
11. Lust For Life by Girls
12. You Mean Nothing To Me Anymore (Live) by Anna Ternheim
13. Clonie by Nellie McKay
14. Cry When You Get Older by Robyn
15. All The World (I Tell Myself) by Correatown
16. Bag of Hammers by Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down
17. If Looks Could Kill by Camera Obscura
18. Morning After Midnight by Adam Green