The ninth annual Festival of Original One Acts kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt Theatre Art Center’s black box theatre, and will continue Saturday, Mar. 20, at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
This year’s festival features 13 one act plays, all of which are written, directed, and acted by NW students. All are invited to come and go as they please.
The acts are, in order of performance:
“Traditions,” written by Lois Estell and directed by Ashley Mastbergen, stars Aleisa Schatt and MOC-FV senior Drew Vander Werff.
“Promises Made,” by Corrine Mings and directed by Tanya Chapin and Angie Beuzekom, stars Brandon Miller and Terika Raak.
“Kadish,” written by Amanda Ytzen, will be directed by Cassie Mings. It stars Jeannine Lovas and Aaron Punt.
“Jerk Boy,” written by Elizabeth Zurn and directed by Amy Lightfoot, will star Josh Perkins, Julie Mitchell and Marta Kotzian.
Kotzian’s “Tea,” directed by Kah Edwards, stars Lovas and Nicole Pullaro.
“Interrogation,” written by Heidi Friesen and directed by Ben Landegent, stars Miller, Sarah Harpster and Danielle Dornbierer.
“Art Appreciation, written by Roller, will be directed by Jill McCall. It stars Estell, Elsie Ellsendorf and Nick Driscoll.
Ben Brownson’s “Reminders” will be directed by Jonathan Allsup, and will star professor Jeff Taylor and Vander Werff.
“To Stay or To Go,” written by Sara Harmon, will be directed by Melissa Carnahan. It stars Gavin Baker, Jill Vaughn and Elizabeth Grim.
“Taken,” written by Crystal Brown and directed by Brownson, stars Perkins and Corinne Mings.
“Who Is Mary?,” written by Cassie Mings and directed by Zurn, stars Anthony Roller, Landegent, Ytzen, Rupert LaBonte and Ellsendorf.
“Two Below None,” written by Jay Bock and directed by Mark Larson, stars Landegent, Baker and Jaimi Joneson.
“Moving to La Mama,” written by NW alum Matt Foss, will also take place. Directed by senior Matt Murphy, it stars Eric Copeland, Andrew Cleveland, Jeremy Koerselman and Jordan Dornbierer.
“The Lost Boy,” co-written by Corrine Mings and Drew Schmidt, will star Dana Jensen, Zurn, LaBonte, and Rachel Foulks. It will be directed by Heather Sidey.