A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

‘Florida’ pushes its characters’ buttons in a humorous yet meaningful way

“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.

Kiva Runnels | Contributing Writer

Florida to pack an emotional punch in PAD’s last 2018-19 production

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.

Sabrina Spence | Senior Cadenza Editor

Hotchner Festival gives students opportunity to join new play development process

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.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Writer

What to expect from the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

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.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Son of Soil’ embraces but never accepts the weight of death

“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.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

The people behind the plays

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.

| Theater Editor

A.E. Hotchner festival introduces students to dramaturgy

The annual A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival will present three student-written world premieres this weekend from Friday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 26.

| Theater Editor

Performing Arts Department announces 2013-2014 season

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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