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Fall One-Act Festival

Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Bracco

Fess Parker Studio Theatre

October 24–25, 2015

 

Theatre arts majors direct a diverse collection of one-act plays.

Directed by Camila Biaggi

SORRY

By Timothy Mason

Director's artistic statement

In Sorry, by Timothy Mason, we are presented with a fascinat­ing examination of human loneliness. This play encourages us to explore just how important it is for us to feel wanted and cared for by others. Mason encourages us to ponder how far we would truly go to find humanconnection, presenting a sit­uation that pushes beyond our levels of comfort. As the two characters desperately seek some form of connection and peace between one another we realize that, for each and every one of us, this yearning for human understanding and empathy takes precedence above all else.

 

Directed by Lyndsey Brown

A SECOND OF PLEASURE

By Neil Labute

Director's artistic statement

Every relationship seems to arrive at the same moment - you know the one. When amidst all of the strife and struggle, you look across the table at your mom, at your best friend, at your significant other, or at your boss and you ask yourself, "Is this worth it?" A Second of Pleasure examines what it means to be true to our relationships, and more importantly, what it means to be true to ourselves; because a spark of connection, even if only for a second, can remind us of who we are and why we choose to love.

 

Directed by Abby Rene

DESIGNER GENES

By Ken R. Brown

Director's artistic statement

Designer Genes invites you into a world that is hauntingly close to the one we live in today. The characters each deal with internal pain that drives theirdesires and actions, and use story­telling to show each other, and the audience, what goes on in their minds. In this process, I've had the exciting challenge of delving into psychological disorders, like PTSD and bipolar dis­order. Kent R. Brown explores the ethical issues that modern science brings up, invites the audience into the private lives of a couple coping with tragedy and the stranger who gets involved in their story. As you witness the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan and hear the different arguments, Kent R. Brown leaves us questioning life, normalcy, and the need to create.