MCJ class creates unique project on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Simply 'Streetcar' Fresno State's MCJ Department shines the spotlight on "A Streetcar Named Desire' Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

~ By Miguel Gastelum, communications specialist for University Theatre

Donald Munro’s MCJ 104 (Editing of Publications) class was assigned a unique final group project inspired by the Fresno State University Theatre production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The groups were each asked to pick an aspect of the production to focus on and explore in articles for a collaborative website.

The project offered the students a chance to delve deeper into the many facets of a theater production. The result is a comprehensive, standalone website featuring eight original articles.

The website, “Simply ‘Streetcar’,” features a range of articles from sound design to costume design to “A Streetcar Named Desire” in popular culture.

Concerning the project, Munro said:

“We went through every step of the editing and reporting process: brainstorming ideas; coming up with a story budget; editorial conferences and coaching; arranging interviews and visuals; peer editing; writing headlines and captions; and designing a standalone website that will continue, as far as I know, until the end of time (or until WordPress turns it off).”

Here is a full list of the individual stories:

Fresno State theater production, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” is taking place on campus May 4-12, as the last production of the semester. For tickets, click here.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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