Eight Brock students will debut their directing skills this weekend as the Dramatic Arts (DART) One Acts Festival returns to the stage.
The 2023 One Acts Festival entitled ‘where are we now?’ runs in two parts from Friday, May 26 until Sunday, May 28 at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre at 15 Artists’ Common in downtown St. Catharines.
The program features a collection of eight short plays presented in two parts. Each one-act play is directed by a third-year Dramatic Arts student. As part of Directing II (DART 3P54), students had the opportunity to work with a design and production team, and a company of student actors to bring their vision to life.
The One Acts Festival provides Dramatic Arts students hands-on experience to explore their creative voice and develop skills as theatre artists. For many students, this is their first chance to direct a full play from preparation to production and performance.
This is the first year the festival will be hosted in the spring. Admission is pay-what-you-can at the door. Full program details can be found below and on the DART Current Season page.
Part A – Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May at 2 p.m.
Fifteen Minute Minimum by Roberto F. Ciccotelli, Directed by Hayley Bando
Trial of a Ladies Man by Sally Clark, Directed by Meg Dobson
The Yellow Wallpaper by Jeff G. Rach, Directed by Abby Malcolm
Video by Yvette Nolan, Directed by Benoit St-Aubin
Part B – Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 28 2 p.m.
Hold the Phone by John Cook, Directed by Michael Naszados
Excerpts from Daniel MacIvor’s ‘Here Lies Henry’ by Daniel MacIvor, Adapted/Directed by Zakk Milne
Made for a Woman by Alan Ball, Directed by Laura Maieron
Excerpts from Rosamund Small’s ‘Vitals’ by Rosamund Small, Adapted/Directed by Hayley King