Sept. 14: Claire Donaldson New Play Festival
The Augustana Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host the Claire Donaldson New Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. The Festival will feature five plays and guest directors:
- "Aswang," by Katelynn Kenney, directed by Sara Crosby, actor, director, and founder of the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts.
- "Deliberate Mistake," by Matthew Stoffel, directed by Frank Pope, actor, director, and former head of drama at Roosevelt Hight School.
- "Gotta Get Brad Back," by Chris Wilkins and Ryan Wilkins, directed by Bob Wendland, Augustana theatre alumnus, actor, director, and Arts Education Program Coordinator at the Washington Pavilion.
- "Illuminati," by Zack Truelson, directed by director, stage manager, and Augustana theatre alumna Laura Foiles.
- "Thought-vertising," by Matthew Stoffel, directed by actor, director Jesse Jensen.
- The evening will also include excerpts from one of Claire Donaldson's plays, "How Simon Learned to Laugh," directed by Jayna Fitzsimmons.
Claire Donaldson was a 2000 Augustana College graduate passionate about the art of playwriting. The festival was founded in her honor.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and are free for K-12 students and those with an Augustana ID. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.