Theatre@UAFS Students Take Helm for “One-Act Showcase”

Cory Wray and Yessina Torres

For three nights in April, students of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s theatre program will direct and perform the program’s annual “One-Act Showcase,” a variety show of short productions. 


The showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 in the Breedlove Auditorium, and it is free and open to the public.


Each performance features five 15-minute shows, running the gambit from comedies like “ManDate” -- a skit about two husbands being set up on a date by their wives -- to dramas like “‘Night Mother,” which chronicles a young girl’s struggles with suicidal thoughts.


Bob Stevenson, director of Theatre@UAFS, said the theatre faculty members provide advice and resources but let the students take the helm for the production of the program.


“This is a great opportunity for our students to take over complete control of a production. They are directed by students, performed by students, and designed and built by students,” Stevenson said. “There are a total of eight shows, and five of them are presented each night, meaning you can see new material by attending on two separate nights.”


Students participating in the productions are:


Alma: Cody Walls.


Cabot: David Harris.


Fayetteville: Nicole Hutcheson.


Fort Smith: Jennifer Bradley, Elissabeth Brooks, Cosaundra Chapple, Cheyenne Fletcher, Julia Griffin, Lee Hartsock, Randall Marks, Hunter Martin, Christian Meurer, Brittany Ruth and Jacob Webb.


Los Angeles, Calif.:Alexander Zacarias.


Muldrow, Okla.: Daniel Eitzen.


Newtown, Conn.: Suzanne Wright.


North Little Rock: Erin Decker and Alex Sanders.


Rogers: Brett Alexander.


Van Buren: Deidre Fears.


Waco, Texas: Casey Moore.


Stevenson said most of the shows are rated suitable for ages 13 and older. For more information, contact Stevenson at 479-788-7303. 


Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
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