Announcing our 2020-2021 Season!
Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its Fall ONLINE Mainstage production, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, by Qui Nguyen, directed by Theatre & Film UAF Guest Director Tom Robenolt. She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com The production will be presented online via Zoom in November 2020.
THE STORY: “She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.” (concordtheatricals.com)
Please check out our Auditions page for more information - and as always: Theatre UAF auditions are open to the public - so get your game on!
Pride and Prejudice based on the novel by Jane Austen
Theatre UAF presents Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Rebecca George.
Dates to be announced - Spring, 2021
TICKETS: (if purchased ahead of time online)
$10 Students & Children
$20 Seniors/ Military/ UAF Faculty & Staff
*an additional $2 at the door
Tickets are also available by calling the Box Office at 474-7751.
This play is rated PG
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet - Sarah Williams
Fitzwilliam Darcy -Luke Williams
Jane Bennet - Riley von Borstel
Mary Bennet - Jared Olin
Lydia Bennet - Isabelle Nygren
Mr. Bennet - Michael Shaeffer
Mrs. Bennet - Paloma Polanco
Charles Bingley - Jared Olin
Caroline Bingley - Jessica Reed
Charlotte Lucas - Kellie Bernstein
Mr. Collins - Steven Anderson
George Wickham - Charles Wolgemuth
Lady Catherine DeBourgh - Siri Tuttle
Anne DeBourgh - Isabella Nygren
Ensemble - Jenna Drydoppel, Mitchell Hedrick, Joey Maloney
PRODUCTION TEAM :
Director - Rebecca George
Set/Lighting Design - Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Design - Amanda Casterline
Sound Design - Cody Peters
Dialect Coach & Production/ Casting Associate - Carrie Baker
Stage Manager - Brittany Bowling
Assistant Stage Managers - Jenna Dreydoppel, Joey Maloney
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?”
Dramatists Play Service
Rebecca George recently directed Macbeth for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Other directing credits include Opera Fairbanks’ Trouble in Tahiti, Rumpelstiltskin, Pizza Con Funghi and Verdi and the Bard, Theatre UAF’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Winter Bear Project, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s Misalliance, and Hyperion Theatre Company’s Manahattanpotamia, NEM and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Rebecca has performed with Perseverance Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Hyperion Theatre Company, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Stage Company, and The Clarence Brown Theatre. Rebecca has an MFA in performance from the University of Tennessee and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
THE DESIGNERS & ACTORS:
The cast and crew is a talented mix of students, faculty, alumni, and community members. Leading the cast as Lizzy Bennet is Sarah Williams (Insert quote here). The ever present Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is played by Luke Williams (Insert quote here). The rest of the Bennet Family is Paloma Polanco as Mrs. Bennet and Michael Shaeffer as Mr. Bennet. Lizzy’s sisters are Riley von Borstel as Jane, Isabella Nygren as Lydia, and Jared Olin as Mary. Jared Olin also plays the role of the ever-loving Mr. Charles Bingley, alongside Jessica Reed as his sister Caroline Bingley. The calm and practical Charlotte Lucas is played by Theatre UAF Alumni Kellie Berntein. Film and Performance Arts majors Isabella Nygren (Anne DeBourgh and Lydia Bennet), Steven Anderson (Mr. Collins), and Charles Wolgemuth (Mr. George Wickham) make their main stage debuts. UAF Linguistics Professor Siri Tuttle rounds out the cast as the mighty Lady Catherine DeBourgh of Rosings Park.
The design team consists of Film and Performance Arts major Cody Peters as the Sound Designer. "The process of designing the sound for the show continues to be fun, exciting, and fulfilling as I discover new ways to use sound to draw in the audience deeper into the world of Pride and Prejudice along with enhancing the wonderful talents of the actors and all the people behind the scenes who help to make an amazing show.". Theatre UAF Alum and Staff member Amanda Casterline is designing the costumes and Professor Kade Mendelowitz is designing the set and lights.
- This play is rated PG.
- The show runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- There is a 15 minute intermission.
- Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
- The Salisbury Theater is in the Fine Arts Complex, off the Regents' Great Hall, on the Fairbanks campus.
UAF Film Club presents their annual Thaw Out Film Festival. One night only: Saturday, April 11 @ 6pm in Hess Rec Center!
UAF Film Club presents Thaw Out Film Fest 2020!
When? It will take place in the Hess Rec Center on the UAF campus - Saturday, April 11 @ 6pm.
Deadline to enter: Submissions are due in digital format by Wednesday April 1, 2020 at midnight. Must be a downloadable copy.
The Thaw Out Film Fest is an annual short film festival for works under 25 minutes. It is open to all filmmakers high school and up, local to international!
On the day of the festival there will be prizes and popcorn. All accepted films will be screened to an amazing audience along with a short director Q&A. Judges will evaluate the films and award hand-crafted trophies for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Score, and many more!
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Film Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
- Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.