Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Upcoming: Ten-Minute Play Festival, St. Edward's University, December 6 and 7

Found in Hilltop Views, St. Edward's University, November 29:

Students in theater major to direct 10-minute plays at MMNT

By Jenna Jaco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The St. Edward's University theater department has yet another production currently in the works. The Ten Minute Play Festival is a free-admission collection of short plays showing at the Mary Moody Northen Theater Dec. 6-7.

All of the 10-minute plays are student-acted as well as student-directed. Instead of having a faculty member as the director like a typical MMNT production, the plays are headed by undergraduate theater majors in the directing class offered by the St. Edward's theatre department.

The directing class is comprised mostly of seniors, and the plays they direct are part of the Ten Minute Play Festival and serve as a kind of final project for the class. This annual event allows students to apply everything they have learned in class and exhibit their own work and directorial style.

Unlike the New Works Festival put on by Transit Theatre Troupe in October, the Ten Minute Play Festival consists of student directors working with short plays that are already published and that do not necessarily share a common theme. Also, the Ten Minute Play Festival is performed on the St. Edward's main stage — in the round at the Mary Moody Northen Theater.

Read more at Hilltop Views, online . . . .

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