Bloomsburg University Players to Present Six Original Plays in Virtual Setting

Bloomsburg University Players to Present Six Original Plays in Virtual Setting

 

BLOOMSBURG—The Bloomsburg University Players present “The Screen Plays,” a virtual performance festival of six original plays on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11 and 12. 

“The Screen Plays” consists of six plays written and performed by Bloomsburg University students. The six new 10-minute plays take place in a video/digital environment (real or invented) in which the circumstances of the environment make it necessary for the characters to meet through digital screens.

The plays will be acted by BU students and directed by advanced directing students and faculty from BU’s the Division of Theatre and Dance. After two nights of performances, a third night will feature behind-the-scenes conversations with the creators of the plays.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the plays will include: The First Date Conundrum by Kirsten Hamilton; Gummy Bears by Kali Morgia; The Spy-nanigans of Holden Hunt and Jace Jones: The Past’s a Spy-rus by Samantha Corcos.

Then on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., performances will include: Post-Audition by Brian Bond; The Proposition by Sebastion Logosso; and The Wright Solution by Alexis Mucci.

The week will conclude with the Conversation Series on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. featuring the playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and designers of each play.

The plays and conversations will be performed on the digital stage at bit.ly/the-screen-plays. There is no need to pre-register for the performances.

The BU Players are a Resident Producer of Arts in Bloom at Bloomsburg University. To learn more about the BU Players and the Division of Theatre and Dance at Bloomsburg University, visit buplayers.org. Follow BU Players on Instagram (@buplayers) and Facebook (facebook.com/buplayers).

For more information about The Screen Plays, contact faculty member David A. Miller, artistic director, at dmiller@bloomu.edu

 

About the Playwrights

 

Brian Bond (playwright, Post-Audition) is a sophomore theatre arts major (performance emphasis) with a minor in music. Bond has been involved with theater for more than ten years, featured in roles such as Ben (Night of the Living Dead) and Mr. Boddy (CLUE) at Williamsport Area High School, as well as Mr. Myers (FAME the Musical) and Indio (West Side Story) at Community Theatre League. Alongside his many roles, Bond is a playwright who has written four plays to date, and is a director who assistant directed #HereToo at Penn State University and directed an original show at Williamsport Area High School titled With Maxine.

Samantha Corcos (playwright, The Spy-nanigans of Holden Hunt and Jace Jones: The Past’s a Spy-rus) is a junior creative writing major with a theatre arts minor. Her first introduction to working in theatre was the BU Players production of Good Kids in May of 2019 as a member of the deck crew. Since then, she has worked on writing several shows, including Project FANTASTICAL: The Labyrinth of Stagnant Souls, coming in spring 2021.

Kirsten Hamilton (playwright, The First Date Conundrum) is a junior theatre arts major with an integrated remphasis. Her previous theatre credits include electric crew for the musical Be More Chill and deck crew for Everybody, both produced by Bloomsburg University.

Sebastion Logosso (Playwright, The Proposition) is a junior creative writing major with a passion for all things fantasy and science fiction.

Kali Morgia (playwright, Gummy Bears) is a senior theatre major with an emphasis on performance. For this project she is the playwright for Gummy Bears and is also the assistant designer for The Proposition. She has also been BU Players PR and marketing chair for two years. Morgia has been involved in many productions, such as Be More Chill (SQUIP), Everybody (Somebody), and Good Kids (Amber).

Alexis Mucci (playwright, The Wright Solution) is a senior English major with a creative writing emphasis and a minor in American Sign Language. She is secretary/treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society). She has had two pieces published in Warren Literary and Art Journal. This is her first production with BU Players.