An Evening of 1 Acts: Show B

Friday, February 18, 2022 7:30 pm

Event Details

Buckle in for an evening of one-act plays written by female writers and dealing with the diverse elements of female identity. This inter-collegiate will include original plays by students from the University of Michigan directed and performed by Michigan Tech students. This evening’s performance of Show B will consist of:

Shaped By You
By Diana Pierangeli
Directed by Laurel Schmidt

I Hope...
By Shannon Harper
Directed by David Brown

Show A: February 17, 19, and 25.
Show B: February 18, 24, and 26.

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About Shaped By You

By Diana Pierangeli
Directed by Laurel Schmidt

A young woman named Alex, who has gotten an internship at the Louvre, is a visual artist in the process of doing her own thesis body of work. Venus de Milo is a living character in this dynamic show chosen for its heightened reality and embrace of magical realism. This show deals with sexual abuse and power dynamics. 

CAST

Venus
Alyssa Helminen

Alex
Angie Gecosky

Louise
Anna VanNiejenhuis

Troy
Brian Breseno 

Tour Guide
Bradley Maycroft

Security Guard
Meghan Tidwell

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About I Hope...

By Shannon Harper
Directed by David Brown

This show is a Black scream at PWIs*. This tightly written show is serving up “Black girl magic” as college students, Tyleah and Karena, call the audience in to face what it means to be at a PWI institution as a Black womxn.

*Predominately White Institutions

CAST

Karena
Meghan Tidwell

Tyleah
Arlethia Bell

Mother, Maya, and Josh
D'mitri Jamal

Brother 1
Eli Tufte

Brother 2
Evan Tufte

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Choosing the plays

José Casas is a playwriting professor at UMich. Kristy Dodson is a visiting performance professor at Michigan Tech. Kristy and José reviewed multiple submissions written by José’s junior and senior undergraduate students. In their review, they were most interested in authenticity, mission, and originality in either structure or dialogue. These are the four plays chosen to be performed and directed by Michigan Tech Students.

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Location

Map of McArdle Theatre

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Directions

Located in Walker 207.

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