15th 'New Voices' builds experience for student participants

SUNY Oswego student playwrights, directors and actors are gaining hands-on experience through the 15th edition of “New Voices,” presented at 7 p.m. April 5 and 6.

The annual staged reading of six 10-minute plays will take place in the Tyler Hall lab theatre. Admission is free and the public is invited.

This collaboration between SUNY Oswego’s English and creative writing and theatre departments has student playwrights working directly with the directors in bringing the action from the page to the stage. The event also allows student directors to work with their acting peers to present the staged readings. 

Student directors are Kevin Hollenbeck and Charles S. Smith. They will split duties of directing work by the six winning playwrights.

Pieces performed will include “The Worst Best Man” by McKenneth Blue, “Look” by Katherine Boswell, “Destiny” by Josh Gadek, “May I Take Your Order?” by June S. MacArthur, “Forever . . . or Something” by Andrea Ruggirello and “Once Upon a Happily Ever After” by Kimberly Saunders.

Faculty mentors are Jonel Langenfeld-Rial of the theatre department and Brad Korbesmeyer of English and creative writing.

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(Posted: Mar 27, 2008)