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Alumna publishes book on blood as a special effect for stage performances

Alfred University alumna Jennifer McClure ’04 has published a book about blood as a special effect in stage performances.

Bloody Brilliant: How to Develop, Execute, and Clean Up Blood Effects for Live Performance was published by Routledge in April 2022. The book offers methods and techniques for delivering blood as a special effect on the stage.

According to Routledge, “prop managers and builders in professional, educational, and regional theatre are sure to benefit from the tips outlined in this book.”

McClure, who earned a B.F.A. degree from Alfred University in 2004, is the properties supervisor for the Yale Repertory Theatre and a lecturer for the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.