Auburn University Theatre hosting first-ever student festival

Published: April 05, 2021

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To close out Auburn University Theatre's 2020-21 Season "Changing Stages, Staging Change," the Department of Theatre is changing stages one last time. For this production, audiences will be transported to newly built stages in new places. “The Future is Here: A Student One-Act and Performance Festival,” will be in person, outside, masked and socially distanced at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.

“The Future is Here,” a collaboration led by Tessa Carr, Sarah Chandler and Adrienne Wilson, is fully produced, directed, managed, designed and performed by the young creative minds of our community. With a commitment to learning through practical application and the empowerment of the next generation of collaborative art makers, the talent of our students is brought center stage.

Encouraged to think critically, creatively and collaboratively in the process of creation as well as live performance, our pre-professional students tackle questions such as: Why do we believe this idea? What does this idea say about us as a community? What does it mean for us to gather in a space and what is our responsibility to our community when we cannot? Join the Department of Theatre to celebrate the work of student directors, designers, performers, managers and producers.

Student Directors: Hannah Fluker, Emma Fox, Jessica Light and Brantley Waller

Student Choreographers: Chloe Adams, Kenley Dreibelbis, Olivia Hadley, Mary Keyton, Reese Lisenby, Anne Nelson and Jenna Viana

Student Costume Designers: Isabel Brown, Julianna Devaney, Shelby Dupree, Emma Fox, Bailey Hammett, Enyan Li, Lauren Northcutt, Catherine Pyle, Mary Grace Sullivan and Greye West

Student Management Team: Annabell Mallard and Anna Vu

Student Scenic Designer: Mal Waggoner

Student Sound Designer/Engineer: Edward Oretgo

Student Wig Designer: Ashley Digiovanni

For more information about the students’ work and details, go to the festival webpage.

General admission tickets are $12, two-day multipass tickets are $18 and Auburn students with their ID get in for free.

For more information, go to the Department of Theatre's Ticketing Page

The Box Office hours are Mondays-Friday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and is located at 211 Telfair Peet Theatre.

Submitted by: Rachele DeLuca