Birthday Poem 2017

A day without birds
salvaged in the last hours
by the alpenglow of
birthday candles on
the kids’ faces and
the Eroica playing its tricks –
after all these years it still
catches me off guard
with every listen  Then
I remember
this morning a chickadee
at the feeder reminding me
as always, of summer camp
back in northern Michigan
where the birds first began
to tell me their stories
and put a small flame
at the tip of my pen
like a birthday candle
like a flare of notes in E flat
major

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Design Portfolio

“Beaudin’s musical score set is gorgeous and his direction outstanding.” (Amadeus)

“Director/Designer Marc Beaudin certainly knows how to create a permeating atmosphere.” (The Exonerated)

“Beaudin’s ramshackle set testifies of the broken lives of these two men.” (TopDog/UnderDog)

“Beaudin’s multilevel set is lovely and the technical design solid.” (Christmas My Way)

Below are photos from a few of the nearly 30 shows for which I’ve designed sets and lighting at 9 different venues, from 300-seat theatres to unfinished warehouses, art galleries and traveling shows. (Click here for design resume.)

As a scenic designer, I love the challenge of telling more of the story through visual media. Sometimes this story is historic – a representation of the place and time of the play, but more interesting to me is when the story is metaphoric, symbolic or psychological. These are the sets that become another character in the play, interwoven with the lives and desires of the human characters inhabiting the same world.

Please click any photo to view a slide show of larger images.

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Directing Resume

“Beaudin’s beautifully understated direction makes this a must-see play.” (The Women of Lockerbie)

“Beaudin directs his cast to near perfection.” (Enchanted April)

“Marc Beaudin has directed another fine show here, again showing attention to detail and drawing strong performances out of his ensemble cast.” (Fear & Misery of the Third Reich)

“Beaudin’s musical score set is gorgeous and his direction outstanding.” (Amadeus)

Directing Credits:

Dying City by Christopher Shinn, 2016
Caldera Theatre Company; Buckhorn Theatre, Livingston, Montana

Long Ago and Far Away by David Ives, 2015
Caldera Theatre Company; Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston, Montana

Trout Fishing in Livingston adapted by Marc Beaudin from writings of Richard Brautigan, 2014
Caldera Theatre Company; Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana

Chekov’s Squirtgun (“The Proposal” and “The Bear”) by Anton Chekov, 2013
Blue Slipper Theatre; Livingston, Montana

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, 2012
Blue Slipper Theatre; Livingston, Montana

Nighttown Suidae adapted from James Joyce’s Ulysses by Marc Beaudin, 2010 – 2012
Bloomsday Celebration; Livingston Bar & Grille and Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana

Frankenstein, Inc. by Marc Beaudin, 2011
Blue Slipper Theatre; Livingston, Montana

The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt, 2011
Pit & Balcony Community Theatre; Saginaw, MI

Dracula by Steven Dietz, 2010
Blue Slipper Theatre; Livingston, Montana

The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Breevort, 2009
Bay City Players; Bay City, Michigan

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, 2008
Pit & Balcony Community Theatre; Saginaw, Michigan

Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, 2008
Pit & Balcony Community Theatre; Saginaw, Michigan

Macbeth by William Shakespeare, 2006
The 303 Collective; Saginaw, Michigan

The Exonerated by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, 2006
Pit & Balcony Community Theatre; Saginaw, Michigan

Frankenstein, Inc. by Marc Beaudin, 2005
The 303 Collective; Saginaw, Michigan

Fear & Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht, 2005
The 303 Collective; Saginaw, Michigan

Little Shop of Whores by Marc Beaudin, 2004
The 303 Collective; Saginaw, Michigan

Betrayal by Harold Pinter, 2000
Collective Artists’ Gallery & Exchange; Saginaw, Michigan

Please click here for a photographic portfolio.

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