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New Play Project showcases student talent

May 23, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Staged readings of new one-act plays by Western Michigan University student-playwrights will be performed and directed by WMU theatre students on three Monday evenings this spring.

New Play Project productions in York Arena Theatre are May 23, June 6 and 20 beginning at 8 p.m. Each production will run about 90 minutes and will feature four or five one-act plays. The performances are free and open to the public.

Through the New Play Project, students have the opportunity to write, perform, direct, stage manage and dramaturge for a wide range of scripts. The plays run the theatrical gamut from the story of a comic professional wrestler to a docudrama based on the arrest of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Now in its second year, the program is a collaboration between the WMU departments of Theatre and English, and is team-taught by Joan Herrington, chair and professor of theatre, and by Steve Feffer, assistant professor of playwriting and contemporary drama in the Department of English.

For more information, contact Joan Herrington at (269) 387-3224 or <joan.herrington@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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