by Sam Byron
Directed by Suzanne Karpinski
Standard Aptitude follows Zach, a young man too smart for his own good. In high school, he found that he was able to use his intellect to take the SAT for other students, thus ensuring their way into college. The play shows how his indictment and subsequent fall out have shaped his present life. With flashbacks to the nationally televised interview that smeared his reputation, we see how his reactions to a cold journalist affected the outcome of the entire ordeal.
Sonically, subtle ambiances were used to distinguish between varying times of day, on the same section of Lake Michigan. In addition, the flashback moments were underscored with a surreal tone to highlight it's place in Zach's memory. Original music was composed by Sam Byron and Suzanne Karpinski.
All music is used as a dramatic tool, and not owned by Beth Lake.