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Wednesday, March 5
 

2:30pm

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

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:

6:00PM - 7:45PM      Cookeville Performing Arts Center, TN                          

7:45PM - 9:30PM      The Whole Backstage Theatre, AL


Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

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... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
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... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 2:30pm - 10:30pm
The Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL ‎

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Auditions
Respondent: Wendy MacLeod (Thursday Keynote, Playwright)
Festival Production Manager: Chad McDonald (Cookeville Performing Arts Center)

The festival begins! Actors present their monologues for the playwrights and directors.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Speakers
avatar for Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod

Thursday Keynote, Ten-Minute Play Respondent, Playwright and Educator
Wendy MacLeod is a dynamic playwright who has enjoyed success through her own work and by fostering emerging playwrights. She is most widely known for The House of Yes which was adapted into an award winning film and has had very successful stage runs in theatres around the world... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:00pm - 12:00am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm III

11:59pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Authors to Work! *Additional Rooms:
Playwrights pen their plays overnight!

*Additional Rooms: BH Ashland Place A, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon D, BH Oakleigh Garden, BH Bienville Square.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Wednesday March 5, 2014 11:59pm - Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am
Varies
 
Thursday, March 6
 

7:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Readings
READINGS: Directors, Stage Managers and Playwrights participating in the Ten-Minute play festival gather with playwriting mentor for a final read-thru and casting.

DESIGN SLAM: Create your own design for an orignal play, written the night before. Sit in on the first read-through and start to work - you have 12 hours to complete your costumes, scenery, sound, or light design board to showcase at the Ten Minute Play Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 9:00am
RV Windjammer Suite

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
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

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

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... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
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... Read More →


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

8:00am

High School Theatre Festival

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

Performances:
11:30AM-12:15PM
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.

12:30PM-1:15PM
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?

1:30PM-2:15PM
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.

 

2:30PM-3:15PM
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.


5:30PM-6:15PM
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.

 

6:30PM-7:15PM
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?

 

7:30PM-8:15PM
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.

 

8:30PM-9:15PM
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?

 

9:30PM-10:15PM
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.


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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

9:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Rehearsals
Ten-Minute Play Festival rehearsals; designers work on their Ten-Minute Play Design Boards

Rooms: BH Ashland Place A, BH Oakliegh Garden, BH Moonlight Salon D, BH Bienville Square

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 4:30pm
Varies

4:30pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Tech Rehearsals
Ten-Minute Play Festival rehearsals; designers work on their Ten-Minute Paly Design Boards

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival Performances & Design Slam
Respondent: Wendy MacLeod (SETC Thursday keynote)

Performances of ten-minute plays that have been conceived, written and rehearsed over the last 24 hours. Response immediately follows. Designers present their design boards.

Lighting sponsorship by Magnum Companies; Sound Sponsorship Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Speakers
avatar for Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod

Thursday Keynote, Ten-Minute Play Respondent, Playwright and Educator
Wendy MacLeod is a dynamic playwright who has enjoyed success through her own work and by fostering emerging playwrights. She is most widely known for The House of Yes which was adapted into an award winning film and has had very successful stage runs in theatres around the world... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Magnum Companies

Magnum Companies

The Magnum Companies, Ltd. is an Atlanta based entertainment & special events production company, a theatrical equipment retailer, rental house & repair facility, and a permanent technical systems provider and integrator. A respected leader in the industry for 30 years, MAGNUM serves... Read More →
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Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc.

Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc. is a full service supplier of lighting and staging equipment based in Mobile, Alabama. We offer lighting sales and rentals for the entire Southeast and production services nationwide.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:00pm - 12:00am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm
 
Friday, March 7
 

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric C. Brown (Mobile Theatre Guild, Baker HS), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre), Nancy Eppert (AACT Region V Representative)

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM MT Pockets Theatre Company, WV
8:45AM-10:30AM Actors for Children Theatre, KY
10:30AM-12:15PM Artist Collaborative Theatre, KY
12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Break
1:15PM-3:00PM Troubadours, VA
3:00PM-4:45PM Castaways Repertory Theatre, VA

Performances:
6:00PM-7:30PM
Art
 
West Virginia - MT Pockets Theatre Company
Written by Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton, Directed by David Beach
Art
focuses on the meaning of art, in the form of a solid white painting, as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who came to see it.

 

7:30PM-9:00PM
A Thousand Cranes
 
Kentucky - Actors for Children Theatre
Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller, Directed by Sarah Diamond Burroway
This is the true story of a Sadako who falls ill from *radiation sickness* 10 years after Hiroshima's atomic bomb. She's visited in the hospital by a friend who shares the legend of the paper crane: if you fold 1,000 cranes, your wish for health and life will come true.

 

9:0PM-10:30PM
Quilters

Kentucky - Artists Collaborative Theatre
Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, Lyrics and Music by Barbara Damashek, Directed by Lauren Stewart
In this musical patchwork of American history, a pioneer woman and her daughters stitch together the interrelated stories of dozens of women into a colorful masterpiece. Through music, drama and dance, each "quilt block" celebrates the women of the frontier.



Load Out
10:30PM-11:00PM WV, KY

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

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... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
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... Read More →


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

8:00am

High School Theatre Festival

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

4:30pm

Fringe Festival: Zoë's Boutique
"A Fashionable Stage Play Where Business Meets the Enemy"
Playwright: Sanika Harris (SNH Productions)
Director: (SNH Productions)
Performed by: Actor's of Atlanta

Zoë, a young shop owner, slowly unravels the mysteries of who her boyfriend and her new co-worker Charlie really are. Along the way the boutiques’ employees must also contend with false identities, Zoë's flirtatious younger brother, and a wealthy high strung heiress who's screeching voice could fend off any dog for days.

Lighting sponsored by Magnum Companies; Sound sponsored by Showbiz Theatrical Services Inc.

Friday March 7, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker High School), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)

Load In/Tech Meeting/Rehearsal:
8:00AM - 9:45AM Aiken Community Theatre, SC

Performances:
10:00AM-11:30AM
Life, Below Zero
 
Virginia - The Troubadours
Written by Christopher J. Mondoux, Directed by Tish Mondoux
Jonathan has a secret that has been torturing the very fiber of his being and pushing his wife Sarah, best friend Matthew, and parents to the brink. Defeated by the thought of going any further in life, he has decided to relieve everyone of his existence.

11:30AM-1:00PM
I am Hrotsvitha
 
Virginia - Castaways Repertory Theatre
Written and Directed by Helen E. Prien
A German nun, living a thousand years ago, struggles with her memoirs, trying to describe the people, places and events that shaped her life, inevitably leading her to become Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, first known female playwright. A final plot twist asks "are we so very far removed from her?”

1:00PM-3:30PM
A Walk in the Woods
 
South Carolina - Aiken Community Theatre
Written by Lee Blessing, Directed by David W. Howard
In pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. They continue their informal meetings as the talks drag on and the seasons change. What is friendship worth to each?

Load Out:
3:30PM - 4:00PM - VA, SC

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

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... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. He’s the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, The Dunes and Life Is Short, published by DPS. His work has been seen in New York, LA, around the U.S., and in 17 countries, and has been translated into seven languages... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 5:00am
Saenger Theatre

11:00am

Fringe Festival: Black Sash
Playwrights: Sarah Grammar, Tonya Hays, Emily Overmyer, and Sarah Pendleton
Director: Tonya Hayes (WINGS Performing Arts Program)
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. A workshop
presentation on the process and evolution of this show is at 9AM preceding this performance.
(G)

Lighting sponsored by Magnum Companies; Sound sponsored by Showbiz Theatrical Services Inc.

Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

7:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Recognition Ceremony
Awards sponsored by Norcostco and SETC.

Moderators
DC

Dwayne Craft

SETC Festival Chair, Bob Jones HS
BM

Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville

Sponsors
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Norcostco

Founded in 1884, Norcostco is one of the nation's oldest and most complete theatrical supply companies.  With locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Fairfield NJ and Minneapolis and an online store at www.Norcostco.com, we are a full service supplier ready to help you with your performing arts needs.  From professionally designed rental costumes for over 500 shows, professional makeup for your actors, scenic supplies and expendables to cutting-edge lighting and rigging system design and installation, Norcostco's staff is at yo... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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