“Florida” is a comic play written by recent Wash. U. alumnus Lucas Marschke, workshopped this past fall as a part of the A.E Hotchner Playwriting Festival and staged this past weekend by the Performing Arts Department. The play tells the interwoven story of three groups of people all travelling to Florida for the holidays.
This coming weekend, Washington University’s Performing Arts Department (PAD) will put on its final production of the 2018-2019 season, “Florida,” written by Lucas Marschke and directed by PAD professor Jeffery Matthews.
The A.E. Hotchner Festival—named for the acclaimed writer and alumnus who funds the festival—offers all Washington University students, including graduate students, the opportunity to workshop their original plays with student actors, faculty members and a professional dramaturg, culminating in readings of the pieces and post-show discussions with audiences.
It all started in playwriting class last fall. Eight students were each tasked with producing a full, original screenplay by the end of the semester.
“Son of Soil,” which wrapped up performances this past weekend, starts with death, proceeds through death and ends with rebirth and redemption, if not begrudgingly so.
his past weekend, two undergraduate students and one graduate student, the winners of a rigorous and selective application process last semester, had their original plays featured at the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival. Whether or not you had a chance to see the fruits of their labor, read on to learn more about the writers and the motivations for their work.
The annual A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival will present three student-written world premieres this weekend from Friday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 26.
2013-14 is a big year for Washington University’s Performing Arts Department. Whether attending one or all of the myriad productions performed by the PAD, audience members can expect a perfect blend of pure enjoyment and intellectual stimulation—not that the two are or have ever been mutually exclusive. Below is a list of the shows to expect, along with descriptions.
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