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Friday, March 7 • 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:

8:00-8:20 am            VA - Stafford High School
8:25-8:45 am            WV - Wyoming East High School
8:50-9:10 am            AL - Bob Jones High School
9:15-9:35 am            FL - Dr. Phillips High School
9:40-10:00 am          GA - Savannah Country Day School
3:30-3:50 pm            KY - Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
3:55-4:15 pm            MS - Picayune Memorial High School
4:20-4:40 pm            NC - Central Academy of Technology & Arts
4:45-5:05 pm            SC - Richland Northeast High School
5:10-5:30 pm            TN - LaVergne High School

Performances:
10:30AM-11:15AM
On the Verge

Virginia - Stafford High School
Written by Eric Overmyer, Directed by Michael D'Addario
On a remote island in the tropics, three Victorian ladies set off to explore the last undiscovered bits of globe. As they trek from coast to jungle to howling ice field, they find themselves unraveling multiple mysteries of the magically changing world around them, and also unexpectedly, the mysteries within themselves. (Scenes 1,4,6,8,9,12-15,18,19 and 22 will be presented)

 

11:30AM-12:15PM
Bel Canto

West Virginia – Wyoming East High School
Written by Will Scheffer, Directed by B.J.A. Adams
Two blue collar Jersey Girls and their handicapped mother wait out a hurricane in their cellar. When their mother dies, the sisters debate what they have done, and what to do with their lives.

 

12:30PM-1:15PM
The Last Illusion

Alabama – Bob Jones High School
Written by B. Dwayne Craft, Directed by B. Dwayne Craft and Mary Davis
The Last Illusion takes inside the real world of the great Harry Houdini. The magic of his love for Bess Houdini and the impact his life had on those who knew him is an experience the changes audiences forever.

 

1:30PM-2:15PM
Of Mice and Men

Florida – Dr. Phillips High School
Written by John Steinbeck, Directed by Karen J. Rugerio
Set in the Depression Era, George and Lennie, two drifters with a special bond, search for their piece of the American dream. George, ever-protective of his friend, gets Lennie safely away after a brush with the law. Lennie, the "gentle-giant", tragically sets in motion a series of events that tests the meaning of true friendship and devotion.

 

2:30PM-3:15PM
Elephant’s Graveyard

Georgia – Savannah Country Day School
Written by George Brant, Directed by DJ Queenan
Elephant's Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

 

5:30PM-6:15PM
And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson

Kentucky – Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
Written by Jim Leonard, Jr., Directed by Tonda-Leah Fields
A memory play set in the mind of Elizabeth Ann Willow, a young woman in a wheelchair caused by Polio. The play follows Elizabeth as she faces the confusion and prejudices of those in her small town, and she eventually seeks refuge from the world within her own mind.

 

6:30PM-7:15PM
Property Rites

Mississippi – Picayune Memorial High School
Written by Alan Haehnel, Directed by William Rester
Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions; the figures are alive. As each one struggles to achieve autonomy, they begin a fatal race against their desperate owner's destructive plan.

 

7:30PM-8:15PM
The Parchman Hour

North Carolina – Central Academy for Technology and Arts
Written by Mike Wiley, Directed by Larry Robinson
The Parchman Hour
is about the efforts of Freedom Riders in 1961 to challenge and change the segregation laws in the South. The story is told through the Freedom Riders' own stories and through choreography to the music and songs integral to the Freedom Riders' experiences.

 

8:30PM-9:15PM
Agnes of God

South Carolina – Richland Northeast High School
Written by John Pielmeier, Directed by Donna Wilson
The conflict between science and religion takes center stage in Agnes of God, the story of a young novice accused of murdering her newborn baby and the court appointed psychiatrist who has been summoned to assess her sanity.

 

9:30PM-10:15PM
American Tall Tales

Tennessee – LaVergne High School
Written by Austin Sanders, Directed by Alex Wallace
Using only their imaginations and the junk around them, 9 young kids recreate heroes of American folk lore.


Moderators
DC

Dwayne Craft

SETC Festival Chair, Bob Jones HS
BM

Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas D. Irion

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 Arlington (UTA), Texas Women's University (TWU), and Texas Tech University (TTU). Currently, Nicholas is a doctoral student in the Department of Theatre and Dance at... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Ramon

Ricky Ramon

Educational Consultant, Ramon Educational Consulting
Ricky Ramón comes with over 18 years of educational experience.  He has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels. Ricky holds advanced degrees from Texas Tech University, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. | Ricky has also been active member of the Texas Theatre Adjudicators & Officials (TTAO) since 2002 and... Read More →
avatar for Deb Shaw

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 Country’s Good and 3rd in 2002 with Beggar’s Opera.  She has also served as a critic judge, contest manager and stage manager for district, area, region and state... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 10:30pm
Mobile Civic Center Theatre

Attendees (26)