The College of the Desert Dramatic Arts
Directed by Theatre Students of College
of the Desert
DATES/TIME: Friday, May
9 and Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: “Theatre Too”
on the campus of College of the Desert
TICKETS: $10.00 General
Admission (Cash Only Event)
student directors plus four short one-act plays equals two unique nights of
theatre at College of the Desert. Theatre majors are currently in
rehearsals for what very well may be the most nerve-rattling component of the
2013 – 2014 season as four student directors prepare to present four short
one-act plays featuring fellow student cast members. This opportunity is
truly a unique endeavor at College of the Desert and one that Assistant
Professor of Theatre, Tres Dean, says is vital for any theatre program.
is extremely important for theatre students to gain an understanding of the
directing process, from conceptualization to implementation”, says Dean.
“These four one-acts, which vary in length from 10 to 20 minutes, are an
enormous challenge for our students. They are completely in charge of
every aspect of their show, which forces them to take responsibility for their
directing process presents so many challenges,” says current theatre major and
student director, Miranda Hane. “You have to look at the whole picture,
from what your actors are doing creatively to what is going on technically with
the show. It all has to go along with your (the director’s) vision. It’s a great training opportunity, tremendous challenge, and wonderful
experience for us.”
One-Acts features the directing talents of first-time student directors Miranda
Hane (pictured above right), Chris Hoggatt (pictured right), Paul Mackey (pictured below left), and Renee Bourgeau (pictured left). All of the
technical elements of production will also be designed by current COD theatre
students and technical classes headed by Technical Director, J.W. Layne.
information and reservations, please call 760-776-7370. For further information
you may also visit www.codperformingarts.com.