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Thursday, March 6 • 8:00am - 10:30pm
High School Theatre Festival

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Adjudicators: Nicholas Irion (Texas Tech U), Ricky Ramon (Hispanic Scholarship Consortium), Deb Shaw (Midland Independent School District)

Tickets will be avialable for purchase at the Mobile Civic Center.

Load-in, Spike and Tech Check
 9:25-9:45AM             VA - Albemarle High School
9:50-10:10AM           AL - Mountain Brook High School
10:15-10:35AM         FL - Gateway High School
10:40-11:00AM         GA - Davidson Fine Arts School
3:30-3:50PM            KY - Owensboro High School
3:55-4:15PM            MS - Oak Grove High School
4:20-4:40PM            NC - Northwest School of the Arts
4:45-5:05PM            SC - James F. Byrnes High School
5:10-5:30PM            TN - Cordova High School

Shakespeare’s R & J
Virginia - Albemarle High School
Written by Joe Colarco, Directed by Fay Cunningham
Four private school boys perform Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a diversion to the mundane lessons of school life.

A Normal Reaction

Alabama – Mountain Brook High School
Written and Directed by Jesse Tilton
A young girl in a perfectly normal town realizes she may be different. Paranoia permeates people's reactions to her individuality. They soon discover that underneath the black and white pages of the script of life lies the greyness of humanity, awaiting the color of compassionate understanding. Will you catch the color?

2.5 Minute Ride
Florida - Gateway High School
Written by Lisa Kron, Directed by Donald Rupe
A One-woman show following "Lisa" and her travels with her aging father, a Holocaust survivor. Simple story-telling at its finest, Jelys Bobadilla stars wth direction by Donald Rupe in this gripping and funny story about a daughter and her father.


Mother Hicks
Georgia – Davidson Fine Arts School
Written by Suzan Zeder, Directed by Betty Walpert
The play takes place in early 1935 during the heart of the Depression in Southern Illinois in and around the small town of Ware. The story revolves around three outsiders - an orphan known only as Girl; a deaf girl, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

Rock of Ages

Kentucky – Owensboro High School
Written by Mary Kron, Directed by Carolyn Greer
Nine years after WV's largest coal mining explosion, the wives, widows, and mothers of Coal Creek Mining Company are still trying to pick up the pieces and carry on with their lives.


Arabian Nights

Mississippi - Oak Grove High School
Written by Dominic Cooke, Directed by Suzanne Allmon
It is wedding night of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her –storytelling. With her mischievous imagination, the young Queen spins her dazzling array of characters and stories. But will her wondrous stories be enough to enchant her husband and save her life?


The Rimers of Eldritch

North Carolina – Northwest School of the Arts
Written by Lanford Wilson, Directed by Bonnie C. Fraker
In the tiny town of Eldritch, Missouri, a murder has taken place. As the play revolves in circular fashion around this event, the dark motives of many seemingly innocent townspeople are revealed and an unexpected hero emerges.


Women of Troy
South Carolina – James F. Byrnes
Adapted and Directed by Carol Sutton
What happens when the war is over? When the city has been sacked? Will Hecuba find the courage to face life? Death?


The Exonerated
Tennessee - Cordova HS
Written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank, Directed by Chris Luter
The Exonerated
tells the true stories of five wrongfully convicted survivors of death row. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the five interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong - and of five brave souls who persevered to survive it.


Dwayne Craft

SETC Festival Chair, Bob Jones HS

Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville

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Nicholas D. Irion

Adjudicator, SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Instructor, Texas Tech University
Nicholas D. Irion is an Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer and Educator, working in the professional and academic theatre for nearly a decade. As an educator, he works primarily at the university level. Teaching and co-teaching at such Universities as the University of Texas at... Read More →
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Ricky Ramon

Theatre Arts Faculty, Howard University
Ricky Ramón comes with over 20 years of educational experience. He has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels. Ricky holds advanced degrees from Texas Tech, NYU-Tisch and Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre... Read More →
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Deb Shaw

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Midland Independent School District
Working now as the Director of Fine Arts for Midland ISD, Deb Shaw has an extensive background in UIL Academics and One-Act Play.  As a theatre director, she has had OAP companies appear at the State Meet three times winning first in 1998 with The King Stag, 2nd in 2001 with Our... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 10:30pm CST
Mobile Civic Center Theatre

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