Third Annual Student Voices Project Features Original Dramatic Work by Eight Widener Students
The Third Annual Student Voices Project, a collabortion between Widener’s English and creative writing departments and Lone Brick Theatre Company, will take place Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Widener’s Freedom Hall Amphitheater. The performance is free and open to the public.
This year’s Student Voices Project features original short plays and monologues written by students Taylor Blum, Cara Cramer, Devon Fiore, Carolyn Lodge, Brooklynne Mahon, Haley Poluchuck, Jennifer Rohrbach and Kiyana Tyson. These students produced their dramatic works in various English and creative writing courses. Additionally, this year’s performance will feature an encore of “Loggerhead” by Fiore, which was debuted last year as part of the Student Voices Project.
“Student Voices is the bridge between the mind and the stage, giving an opportunity for students to interact with actors and other writers,” said Luis Aguilar, who has performed in Student Voices since its inception and had a play produced in last year’s event. “Student Voices is a great event, because it is an honor to be an actor for a fellow classmate's play, and it’s an incredible feeling to see your work on stage.”
The staged readings will follow the traditional format of minimal stage movement and no costume or set, which allows the impact of the writing and acting to take center stage. Lone Brick Theatre actors Aguilar, Jared Bernatowicz, Becky Gomezrueda, Carolyn Lodge, Tyler Palma, Bridgette Saverine and Lizzy Yenser will perform the dramatic work of their peers.
Lone Brick Theatre is Widener University’s resident theatre company dedicated to producing non-traditional theatre through innovative scripts, staging, directing and performance. Visit https://www.facebook.com/lonebricktheatreco.
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