KCKCC students to make their directorial debut in one-act festival

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Students will be taking the stage this week as the Kansas City Kansas Community College Drama Club presents the 2017 Original Student One-Act Play Festival.

The festival is at 7:30 p.m. April 20, 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. April 23 in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All KCKCC faculty, staff and students are free with valid identification.

The one act plays to premiere at the festival include:

• “The Boxer,” by Anthony Raby and directed by Gary Enrique Bradley-Lopez.
• “Xenophobia,” by Rose Vang and directed by Bridget McKenzie.
• “The Door,” by Tabitha Lynn Nitzschke and directed by Ka’Nesha Sutherlin Sol Cortez.

Travis Gillaspie is serving as the lighting designer for the festival, and Charles Liston is coordinating the scenic design for all three plays.

This is the 19th year for the One-Act Play Festival. Charles Leader, professor of theater at KCKCC, started the festival as a way for student playwrights, directors, actors and designers to experience the production process and the benefits of collaboration. Leader, as well as KCKCC Technical Director Gary Mosby serve as production advisors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 913-288-7106.

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