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McCallie and GPS theater departments present 7th annual 10-minute plays

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McCallie and GPS theater departments present 7th annual 10-minute plays
graphic announcing the 10 minute plays

The McCallie and Girls Preparatory School theater departments will present the 7th annual 10-minute play festival in the Black Box Theater at McCallie this weekend. Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is free for students and faculty. 

The show will feature eight original short plays written, performed, and directed by students and faculty from McCallie and GPS. McCallie's Director of Theater Stevie Ray Dallimore created the festival in order to give students and faculty an opportunity to work together and learn from each other in a creative, non-classroom setting. Students and faculty work together toward the common goal of giving a voice to our community. Student directors gain experience directing all aspects of a show, including casting, running rehearsals, determining lighting, blocking and set pieces, and giving performance notes to actors; faculty actors get a chance to be seen and heard in a new light.

Stevie Ray Dallimore said of the productions, “This is an unusual and very special project that most schools in this country don’t have. It’s a real community-oriented project and a way for students and faculty to work together in a different way. Often faculty will learn from students and students get to see faculty in a new light. Plus, the creativity is amazing; the students and faculty voices are really cool.”

Photos from the shows are posted here

The plays included in the festival are as follows:

Aw, Devil by Emerson Couch
Directors: Dandy Reynoso Diaz, Sameh Shafi

Bus by Joseph McGee
Directors: Belle Wallin, Jack Falco, Morgan Hubbard

Contingency by Belle Wallin
Directors: Aster Coffman, Caroline Tiede

Dinner for One  by McClain Shaw
Directors: Chase Raynor, Henry Absher

Don't Make it Weird  by Katelyn Dix
Directors: Kat Ray, Steph Malloy

Road Trip! Honk Honk! by Sye Simmons
Directors: Duke Parker, Jack Wilde

The Case: Card by Olivia Center and Cecilia Mantel
Directors: Ellie Odle, McClain Shaw

Yellow for the Rain  by Ben Bilderbeck
Directors: Jack Williams, Cole Nevins

Cast members include:
Michael Ake
Mary Jane Baldwin
Ainsley Bronze
Zoe Byars
Olivia Center
Shawn Clark
Ja’niah Cooper
Tass Coylewright
Ash Day
Colin Dietrick
Atlee Elliott
Svenyarose Friebner-Mueller
Robbie Hamilton
James Harr
Evan Johnson
Charlie Kesley
Soree Kim
Blythe Lavin
Ellison Lord
Joseph McGee
Steph Molloy
Devon Muensch
Rin Nichols
Duke Parker
Emma Bell Proshkin
Chase Raynor
Dandy Reynoso Diaz
Jack Rogers
Madyson Sabin
Jack Schurr
Sye Simmons 
Ana Lena Spisic
Andrew Waldorf
Belle Wallin
Brie Wallin
Ella Whitaker
Ella Beth Wiedmer
Jack Wilde
Morgan Wills

Lights: Liam Spykerman
Sound: Ben Bilderback
Tech: Cecilia Mantel