This past Wednesday in Downs Auditorium, the Adrian College play directing class hosted auditions for 10-minute plays. Under the guidance of Michael Allen, assistant professor of theatre, students in the class have selected any 10-minute play that they will edit, cast, and direct.
About 45 students auditioned for 11 plays. Most shows have two characters, but some have three. The show plots range from love and relationships to death, marriage, new beginnings, and even cowboys.
“I am really excited about my show. It’s called ‘Scripted,’ and it’s hilarious. I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” said junior Brittanie Kuhr.
The cast lists for all of the shows were posted in Downs Hall on Friday at 4 p.m. Rehearsals will begin at the directors’ discretion, and will be planned around the schedule of the director and cast. Students will have at least three rehearsals a week until showtime.
The directing class was challenged to put together a show from scratch, but it is a challenge they are excited for.
One newer aspect to the project is that the stage management class will also be assisting the production of the shows. This will benefit their class with real-life application of their class work.
“I am looking forward to working with my cast. I really like my show, and hopefully this will be a good experience for everyone,” said sophomore Mat Pecek.
Students who are acting are also looking forward to this unique experience.
Freshman Tim Harkleroad is very happy about being involved. He will be participating in Alex Meyers’ show.
“I am excited to work with my peers, both as directors and actors. I get to do something fun that has a small time commitment,” Harkleroad said.
The finished products will be presented on April 18 in Downs at 8 p.m.