Submissions sought for student drama festival

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Whether a story about a pair of star-crossed lovers, a buddy-cop comedy, a murder mystery, or a satire about the struggles about the life of a college student, all genres of plays written by members of the DePauw community are being accepted for consideration for this semester’s Playwright’s Festival. This festival is being sponsored by the Duzer Du chapter at DePauw of Alpha Psi Omega, a national theatre honors society.

Alpha Psi Omega is looking for a diverse group of 10 to 15 minute long plays written by DePauw students, though faculty plays will also be accepted. Submissions will be accepted through October 5 and can be sent to Billy Burke at williamburke_2017@depauw.edu.

Once all of the plays have been submitted, they will be reviewed by the members of Alpha Psi Omega and the festival’s student producers to determine which will be produced to form the festival program. Faculty are not involved in this process; the festival is entirely student-run, from the producers to the writers to the actors. This leads to a more laid-back atmosphere than a formal production, past participants have said.

The selected plays will then be cast and the directors will spend about two months working with the actors to bring the creations to the stage. Those wanting to act in any of the selected plays can audition on October 12.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. the nights of December 3 and 4. The Alpha Psi Omega team hopes that students, faculty and community members will pack the small Kerr Theatre in the Green Center both nights to witness the hard work of all of the students involved.

If you have any questions, contact Billy Burke at williamburke_2017@depauw.edu.