Ten 10-Minute Plays on Tap at SWOSU

Students in Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Play Directing & Production and Lighting Design courses will present their final projects—10-minute plays—on Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, on the Weatherford campus.

Performances are at 7 p.m. in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre, and admission is free.

In Steve Strickler’s Play Directing class, the students have been learning a technical method for examining the structure of all play scripts in order to show how plays are made and how directors can prepare.  The students have put those skills to work on their own individual projects. 

There will be a total of ten 10-minute plays presented.

"Fortunately, the students have chosen a wide variety of plays,” Strickler said. “Therefore we are going to be able to offer a mixture of comedy, drama and mystery." 

The student-directors have the unique opportunity to work with students in Jessica Salmans’ Lighting Design course to experience the process of directors and lighting designers collaborating on a production.  Thus, the designers get to see a fully realized design process.

The two courses are offered through the Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre.

Directors for the productions include William Appel, Carlyn Magness, Donna McCuistion, Chante Randle, Parker Russell, Lindsee Scott, Chandler Seaton, Cheyanne Smith, Kattie Snow and Micaelah Thompson.  The lighting designers are Ian Appel, William Appel, Carter Baker, Olivia Brookshire, Parker Charping, Grant Crews, Randle, Brooklyn Reed, Shannon Sanders, Allee Thiessen, and Micaelah Thompson.

Strickler said this production will not have advance tickets available.  For more information, call 580.774.3082.