Tuesday, December 6, 2011

UIS Theatre to present evening of short scenes

UIS Theatre will present an evening of student-directed scenes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Studio Theatre, on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield.

The event provides an opportunity to sample a variety of playwrights and styles rather than commiting to one show for an entire evening. This year's selections are by American playwrights, some of whom are still working today. Each scene lasts 10 to 15 minutes, with an intermission in the middle.

The scenes are part of the final project for students in THE 476, Directing for the Theatre, taught by associate professor and UIS Theatre director Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson. The evening of student-directed scenes in 2009 eventually led to a full-scale production of one of the shorts.

The scenes were featured in an December 6, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online