Campus News - November 12, 2001
UNM festival showcases new plays, readings, radio show
Afire: The Edmund Evans New Works Festival, showcasing new plays from
the UNM Dramatic Writing Program, runs early November through Dec. 2 at four
venues the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Outpost Performance Space,
Riverside Theatre and UNMs Theatre X.
A total of 29 showings over a period of 27 nights is the result of more than
100 UNM students who labored in every aspect of stage production from writing
and directing to scene design, costuming and lighting.
Youve got it wrong if you think the youth of America are unfocused
or unwilling. Here are a group of young artists bursting with desire to say,
to act, to capture your attention, says Jim Linnell, director of the UNM
Dramatic Writing program.
Celebrating the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the Department of Theater
and Dance, the festival features 12 short works, three full-length pieces, two
concert readings and a radio show.
Susan Erickson and Howie Kaibel, graduate students in their final year of the
recently expanded Dramatic Writing MFA program, will premiere full-length works.
Elizabeth Kay Otero, who completed her undergraduate degree this summer, will
premiere her new full-length play Gas at the National Hispanic Cultural
Center, a newly added venue.
See calendar listings this page for performances. A complete schedule of events
can be found at http://www.unm.edu/news/Releases/Nov1festival.htm
Performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center are free and seating
is limited. At other venues, prices are $7 general and $5 for students, UNM
faculty/staff and seniors.
For reservations and information, contact the venues: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 246-2261; Outpost Performance Space, 268-0044; Riverside Theatre, 254-8393; Theatre X, 277-4569.
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