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10 Minute Play Festival Feb. 15-16

WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present its 10 Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday (Feb. 15-16).

ten_minute_play_festivalThe festival is a chance to see six exciting new plays by six promising playwrights in one evening. Plays were selected from student submissions and included students from English, Film Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies and Theatre and Dance.

The 10 Minute Play Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is free.

Sebastian Kearney, a senior from Simpsonville, is a Theatre and Dance student whose play was one of those selected. “I had written drafts of scenes before but this is a great opportunity for feedback from another source,” Kearney said.

Kearney’s play, Reality Mirage, deals with a man struggling to come to terms with the death of his daughter. Other subjects dealt with in the plays are family issues, and how technology affects the relationships of college students.

“Being part of the development of new works is exciting,” said Dr. Michelle Dvoskin, Assistant Professor of Theatre. “We did it several years ago and the students asked to bring it back.”

“I’m always interested in an experience to learn something about theatre,” said Sam O’Mara, a senior from Maysville, who is directing Waiting for God. “ The interaction between the writers and actors has been fascinating.”

More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance last year. The department presents more than 20 productions every year including four Mainstage theatre productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress.

More information about the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.

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