Festival 44 Invited Productions Announcement

On behalf of the Region 4 Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce the following productions invited to Region 4’s Festival 44 in Daytona Beach. Congratulations to the following companies:

Invited Festival 44 Productions
Gem of the Ocean
By August Wilson
University of Central Florida
Director: Julia Listengarten
Wednesday, February 1, 8:30pm

Splittin’ the Raft
By Scott Kaiser
Kennesaw State University
Director: Harrison Long
Thursday, February 2, 8:30pm

The House of the Spirits
By Caridad Svich, based on the novel by Isabel Allende
Florida International University
Director: Michael Yawney
Friday, February 3, 8:30pm

Master Harold…and the Boys
By Athol Fugard
University of North Alabama
Director: Charlton James
Saturday, February 4, 12:00 Noon

Underwear: The Musical
Book by Heidi Ervin and Brandon James Gwinn; Music by Brandon James Gwinn; Lyrics by Heidi Ervin
Middle Tennessee State University
Director: Deborah Anderson
Saturday, February 4, 8:30pm

Festival 43 David Shelton Full Length Play selection (to be performed at Festival 44)

Postcards to J. Bird
By Stephen Webb
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director: Dennis Mclernon
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00 Noon

Festival 43 One-Act Play Selections (to be performed at Festival 44)

Don’t Worry Baby
By Alexandra Landers
Florida State University
Director: Rebekah Suellau
Thursday, February 2, 12:00 Noon

Red Bug
By Jonathan Fitts, Appalachian State University
Produced by Old Dominion University
Director: Katherine Hammond
Thursday, February 2, 12:00 Noon

I am also pleased to announce the One-Act and Ten-Minute play concert readings. Congratulations to the playwrights!

One Act Play Concert Readings (to be brought to Festival 44 by the playwright’s home institution)

Plus One by Tyler Stuart, Savannah College of Art and Design
Song for a Soldier by Tori Lee Averett, Georgia College and State University
The Pretty Girl Basket Toss by Rebekah Suellau, Florida State University
The Horror Contest by Will Tempfer, Savannah College of Art and Design
Shoulder Men by Garrett Atkinson, Northwest Mississippi Community College
Last Chance by Bryant Hernandez, University of Central Florida

ALTERNATES (will be invited to the festival only if any of the six selections above are unable to attend):
Visiting Hours by Zdenka Turecek, Florida State University
An Old Broom by Ivan Mosley, Wake Forest University

Ten-minute Play Concert Readings (to be cast and rehearsed at Festival 44)

Under the Tower by Rebekah Suellau, Florida State University
Death of a Newspaper Man by Corey Womack, Florida State University
Birth Mother by Emsley Lewis, Clemson University
Bullet by Cara Beth Heath, College of Charleston
Capes and Tights by Matthew Barnette, Florida State University
Somewhere in Between by Zdenka Turecek, Florida State University

ALTERNATES (if any of the six selections above are unable to attend):
Diggers by Dawson Zimmerman, Clemson University
Withdrawl by Edward Precht, College of Charleston

(All times are subject to change; please refer to your Region IV Festival 44 schedule once it is printed and/or posted on the website. http://kcactf4.org)

More announcements about the festival will be forthcoming!

Shelly Elman
Professor of Theatre
Chair, Region IV, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
University of West Georgia
Martha Munro Building, Room 207C
Carrollton, GA 30118
relman@westga.edu
678.839.4704 (Office)
678.839.4708 (Fax)