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Student-Directed Productions open tonight

It’s that time of year again, when students in the Department of Theatre get to call the shots and bring their classroom learning to the stage.

The annual Student-Directed Productions will debut with a free sneak preview tonight before officially opening for public performances Friday through Sunday and again Dec. 4-6 in Studio Theatre on the lower level of Esch Hall. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

This year’s offerings, generally single-act plays or portions of longer plays, include:

  • A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter, directed by senior Elise Campagna
  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., directed by senior Anna Wieseman
  • The Maids by Jean Genet, directed by senior India Van Camp
  • Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal, directed by senior Daryl Hollonquest Jr.

Each features a student cast and an army of students and faculty working behind the scenes. Involved in all four productions are sophomore Michelle Trayweek, sound designer; senior Cassie Cutshaw, scenic designer; junior Connor Avery, production technical director; and sophomore Kayla Carroll, production stage manager.

As always, admission is free to UIndy students, faculty and staff with campus ID. For others, tickets are $12 general; $10 for alumni, seniors, groups and non-UIndy students with ID. The Dec. 4 performance is a Half-Price Second Thursday, with regular tickets at just $6.

More information on this year’s Department of Theatre season is available here.