OHS students to present plays April 26, 27The Oswego High School Drama Club will present an evening of student-written, -directed and -acted short plays at 7:30 p.m. on both April 26 and 27 in the Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts at OHS.
The new play festival’s ‘American Girl’ theme will focus on the emotional, intellectual and social aspects of being a modern young woman. As Garrett Heater, Drama Club co-advisor with Robert Dumas, has been working with the young playwrights, the students also recently received pointers during a workshop from former SUNY Oswego Theater Department Chair Mark Cole.
Five original 10-minute plays, ranging from comedies to dramas, will be sure to dazzle the audience. Senior Derek Putnam's two-man play, "A Second of Your Time," focuses on a high school boy's conversation with a psychiatrist, revealing hilarious insecurities regarding his girlfriend. Sophomore Zeida Olson's four-woman play, "The Interview," is set in a dystopian future with the women competing in increasingly bizarre ways for a single job opportunity. Other new plays include "Why Wait?" by Alexandra Reith, "Maybe It's Because I'm a Woman" by Jonathan Tsutsumishita, and "Behind the Mind" by Kat McGreevy.
Student directors include Grace Hoffman, Mitchell Hudson, Aidan Thompson, Veronica Jones, and Allie Griffin. Student actors include Andrew Bornheimer, Abby Cook, Gretchen Dowd, Kendra Garvey, Audrey Hinman, Katie Nettles, Alixander Pauldine, Victoria Payne, Melanie Solano and Liam Tovey.
Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door or by visiting: ohsboxoffice.
Former SUNY Oswego Theater Department Chair Mark Cole recently led members of the OHS Drama Club in an
acting and directing workshop.