THE FLAG IS UP PRODUCTIONS

THE FLAG IS UP PRODUCTIONS
A newsletter of the Schreiner University Theatre
Department
INSIDE THIS
ISSUE:
Opening Pro- 1
duction
Euripides’
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THE BACCAHE
Theatre
EURIPIDES’ THE BACCHAE OPENS IN NOVEMBER
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jors
What is THE 3
FLAG IS UP?
Faculty Infor- 4
tre Events
tre majors and a number
of newcomers to the department. The cast included juniors, Jeffery
Hensel and Christian ‘Inkk’
Rodrigue, freshmen, Desiree Escobedo, Autumn
Sanderson and Karen Lacombe, and sophomores,
Martin Olivares, and Mary
K Huerta. Senior, Kelly
Pajares completed the cast
and senior, Miranda
Palomo was stage manager.
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Schreiner
Theatre Ma-
mation and
Local Thea-
The 2014-2015 theatre season
opened with Milan Stitts’ THE
RUNNER STUMBLES hailed as
‘...a powerful and compelling
play, which had the distinction
of receiving both off-Broadway
and repertory production prior
to it’s critically acclaimed
Broadway presentation in
1971…’
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Theatre
Schedule
Kudos for
Opening Production: The Runner Stumbles
The play, directed by Theatre
Adjunct, Heather Cunningham
showcased some current thea-
Grads: Who
are they?
2014-2015
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Greek tragedian, Euripides’ greatest play, THE
BACCHAE, opens on Friday, November 14 and runs
through Sunday, November 16. THE BACCHAE
presents two opposing sides of man’s nature; the
rational vs. the instinctual in a story based on the
myth of King Pentheus of Thebes.
Director
and Theatre Adjunct, Jeff Cunningham admits producing such a play is daunting but our veteran actors
can handle the intricacies of this artistic and theatrical challenge. The cast features; Jeffery Hensel,
Christian Rodrigue, Alexis Morales, Aaron Ruiz,
Justin Pais, Ian Davis, Christopher Burns, Egla Garcia,
Karen Lacombe, Desiree Escobedo, Evan Vera, Mary
K Huerta, and Joseph Plachno.
“We have never done a main stage production of a
Greco-Roman play”, says Cunningham, “and THE
BACCHAE is a great opportunity to showcase the
talent of our female performers.” Miranda Palomo
will stage manage and Alexis Morales will choreograph.
THE BACCHAE is presented in the Hanszen Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Admission
is free to Schreiner students and staff, but
seating is limited.
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THEATRE MAJORS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
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Schreiner University has
graduated numerous
theatre majors over the
past few years and many
of them have secured
jobs in theatre and theatre-related activities.
We are proud that they
are able to take skills and
experience out in to the
world to pursue their
dreams.
Kirk Logan, 2011, is living and working in New
York City. While waiting
tables and attending as
many Broadway shows as
possible, he is auditioning
and hoping for his big
break soon.
Hope Hargrove, 2011
just completed her MFA
at The Savannah College
of Art and Design. She
recently became a member of the Savannah Stage
Company, a non-profit,
professional theatre
AUDITIONS
AUDITIONS
AUDITIONS
AUDITIONS
FOR
CLYBOURNE
PARK
AND
TRUST
WILL BE HELD
IN EARLY
DECEMBER
IN HFA
CHECK YOUR
EMAIL OR CALL
792-7472
Huber received her BA
in theatre in 2005 and
soon after graduation
she obtained her
teacher certification.
She has taught drama,
debate, and speech at
Blanco and Medina ISD.
Currently she heads the
theatre program at Bandera High School.
Emily’s students have
won numerous awards
in UIL theatre and debate competitions. She
also remains active at
the Point Theatre, the
Cailloux and Playhouse
2K. She most recently
directed MACBETH at
the outdoor venue of
Stonehenge at the Hill
Country Arts Foundation.
2014-2015 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
THE BACCHAE by Euripides, Friday and Saturday,
November 14, 15 at 7:30
p.m. and Sunday, November
16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio
Theatre in Hanszen Fine
Arts. CLYBOURNE
PARK by Bruce Norris,
Friday and Saturday, March 6,
THE
company. The Savannah Theatre Company
has a robust educational and professional
production calendar,
and they are known
for their improvisational work, as well as
new playwright series.
You Go, Hope!!!
David McGuff, 2011
actually graduated with
a BA in Psychology,
but his interest and
involvement in theatre
began back in his freshman year. Since
graduation he has pursued a number of directing and acting opportunities with the
company he founded,
Yellow Lab Productions. He is currently
the Theatre Director
at the Croc Center in
Kerrville.
Emily (Houghton)
FLAG
IS
UP
7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
March 8 at 2:00 p.m. In the
Studio Theatre in Hanszen
Fine Arts. TRUST by
Stephen Dietz, Friday and
Saturday, April 17, 18 at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April
19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in Hanszen
PRODUCTIONS
Fine Arts.
Admission is free to Schreiner
students and staff but we welcome all free will donations to
our department. Hanszen Fine
Arts is located on the Schreiner
University campus. Call 830-792
-7401 for more information.
SCHREINER
THEATRE
830-792-7401
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KUDOS TO SCHREINER THEATRE MAJORS
The theatre department at Schreiner is a
small but very active program. Theatre
students have an opportunity to act, direct (in junior or senior year), design, and
contribute in a variety of ways to making
live theatre happen. Our current majors
manage their academics and an intense
rehearsal and performance schedule each
semester.
By Bruce Norris
Miranda Palomo and Jeffery Hensel were
hired as student interns at the Hill Country Arts Foundation for summer, 2014.
Both had success on and off stage working with other interns, theatre professionals, and community performers.
Miranda plans for graduate school in directing or stage management. Jeffery also
sees graduate school in his future, major-
ing in dramaturgy. Senior, Britney Bustamante looks forward to a career in stage and
film make-up. She is assisting with make-up
for THE BACCHAE. Sophomore, Martin
Olivares has appeared in DOG SEES GOD,
and most recently in THE RUNNER STUMBLES. Freshman, Desiree Escobedo is what
many professionals call a ‘triple threat.’ She
acts, sings, and dances. Her first play at SU
was THE RUNNER STUMBLES and she is
cast in THE BACCHAE. Many students from
other majors are active in our department,
and some plan a theatre minor. Kelly Pajares
will graduate with a degree in psychology but
she has appeared in almost every SU show.
She recently returned from a semester
abroad, studying in London.
WHAT IS “THE FLAG IS UP”?
During Elizabethan times attending live theatre was a
popular activity, for commoners and royals alike. Queen
Elizabeth I was an avid theatregoer. Comedies were performed in the afternoon
hours, followed by history
plays and tragedies as night
fell. The only thing that kept
Elizabethans from their theatre was war, plague, fire, or
the occasional censorship
from the royal court.
It was common to advertise
a play opening by raising a flag
high above the theatre. Londoners could see that a comedy (a white flag), a tragedy (a
black flag), or a history (a
red flag) was in production.
No women were allowed on
stage and female parts were
played by young men whose
voices sounded softer, but
there must have been some
use of ‘falsetto’ and today, it
is hard to imagine sweet
Juliet squeaking out
‘...Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou?’ However,
women were welcome in
the audience.
Here at Schreiner we use
one flag to announce that a
play is running. Our flag is
white
white with the Schreiner insig-
nia and the name of our production company, THE FLAG
IS UP PRODUCTIONS for all
to see. The next time you see a
flag flying near Hanszen Fine
Arts know that as evening falls
a bit of history, tragedy, or
comedy is ready for you.
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Schreiner University: Department of Theatre
Dr. Claudia Sullivan, Professor of Theatre and Communication
830-792-7401
Office: Hanszen Fine Arts #2
[email protected]
BA in Drama, Butler University MFA in Theatre, Trinity University and the
Dallas Theatre Center
PhD. In Theatre, the University of Colorado at Boulder
Additional study at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio
Jeff Cunningham, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre
830-792-7472
Office: Hanszen Fine Arts # 6
[email protected]chreiner.edu
BFA in Theatre, Southwest Texas State University (Texas State), MFA in Technical Theatre
and Scenic Design, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn.
Heather Cunningham, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre
830-792-7472
Office: Hanszen Fine Arts # 6
[email protected]
BFA in Theatre, Texas State University
Steve Roberts, Adjunct Instructor in English, guest director
Office: Hanszen Fine Arts # 5
[email protected]
MFA in Creative Writing, The New School, New York City, NY
LOCAL THEATRES PRESENT
CAILLOUX CITY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Christmas at Broken Pine-an original melodrama by Jim Bowman December 4-15
call 830-896-9393 for show times and more information
THE POINT THEATRE at The Hill Country Arts Foundation
The Christmas Foundling by Norman Allen
November 21-December 6
call 830-367-5121 for reservations and more information
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