Siobhan Bremer, Theatre
Siobhan Bremer, "Crisis Mental Health Training Film," in Five County Region, 2008
Abstract: Siobhan Bremer directed and acted in a film with a number of UMM students which will be used in the five county region. The coverage area includes Stevens, Grant, Pope, Travers, and Douglas County. The Crisis Training film included scenarios many counselors, emergency room personal, law enforcement agents and crisis team members may find themselves in. Siobhan played the role of a mother with a distressed team, a calm counselor and an overbearing mother. Crisis Teams see real life situations they will encounter and learn the best way to handle these specific situations.
Minneapolis MN Bryant-Lake Bowl Theatre, September 2008
Abstract: Siobhan performed the role of Anne Lundy, a mother of a gay marine, in the original play called Leave. The original work written by a Minnesota playwright Matther Everett is based on the don't ask, don't tell policy of the military.
Ray Schultz, Theatre
Greten E. Minton, Ray Schultz, ”Angels in America: Adapting to a New Medium in a New Millennium," In American Drama, Volume 15.1 pages 17-42, 2006
Abstract: Critics almost unanimously praised the 2003 HBO production of Tony Kushner's two-part epic Angels in America as a triumphant adaptation of a stage play for television. However, as this article argues, it is debatable that shrinking this monumental work to fit the confines of the small screen has been achieved without some measure of compromise to the play's epic scope and queer sensibility. The television film of Angels in America largely emerges as the vision of its director, Mike Nichols, who fashions a far slicker, more realistic treatment of the material than the stage version, which is rooted in the overtly theatrical techniques of Bertolt Brecht. Although the HBO production boasts some impressive performances and retains a great deal of Kushner's powerful, literate text, what has been lost is the stage production's epic sweep and radical sense of queer politics.