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Thursday, March 6 • 7:00am - 11:00pm
Community Theatre Festival

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Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker HS), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)


Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM WINGS Performing Arts Center, MS
8:45AM-10:30AM Tupelo Community Theatre, MS
10:30AM-12:15PM Wetumpka Depot Players, AL
12:15PM-1:30PM Lunch Break
1:00PM-1:30PM Adjudicator meeting at theatre

Performances:
1:30PM-3:00PM
Freud’s Last Session

Tennessee - Cookeville Performing Arts Center
Written by Mark St. Germain, Directed by Matthew Wilson
This show centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life.

 

3:00PM-4:30PM
I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Alabama - The Whole Backstage Theatre
Written by Bradley Hayward, Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown
Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues including dealing with parents who just don’t get it, rumors, bullying and suicide.

 

5:30PM-7:00PM
Black Sash

Mississippi - WINGS Performing Arts
Written by Sarah Grammar, Tonya Hays, Emily Overmyer, and Sarah Pendleton, Directed by Tonya Hays
Black Sash is an original production written and researched by students celebrating the work of the Black Sash women’s organization and their fight against apartheid. The production centers on the efforts of these upper/middle class women as they fought the injustices of apartheid. The production takes us on a journey from 1955 through 1990 and Nelson Mandela’s release.

 

7:00PM-8:30PM
The SantaLand Diaries

Mississippi – Tupelo Community Theatre
Written by David Sedaris, Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, Directed by Tom Booth
The play is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like when he decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch.

 

8:30PM-10:00PM
The Fantasticks
 
Alabama - Wetumpka Depot Players
Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Directed by Kristy Meanor
A legend in its own time, The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in history! This is a simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, their meddling fathers and the wall that divides them. A musical crafted with charming simplicity, captivating music, and whimsy.



Load Out
10:00PM-10:30PM TN, AL, MS

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

SETC Festival Chair, Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
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Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator for eight years and currently teaches theatre at Baker High School. He most recently directed I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change at the University of... Read More →
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Murray Chase

SETC Community Theatre Adjudicator, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 18 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $2.7 million, making it the third largest community theatre in the United States and the largest per capita. The company serves more than 90,000 audience members, 1,500 volunteers, and 11,000 students each year. Mr. Chase has directed, acted, designed, and produced... Read More →
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Nancy Eppert

SETC Community Theatre Ajudicator, Omnibus Theatre Company
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation for the University of Kansas Standardized Patient program; has created training presentations in support of Arts-In-Education programs; board... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saenger Theatre

Attendees (11)