Category Archives: Winter Shorts

Spring Shorts – 2017

Spring Shorts
April 21 & 22, 2017
A collection of one-acts written by Kavelina Torres

“Little Bits” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Amanda Casterline
“Gabby’s Descent” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Emily Ross
“Cacetugmi” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Frederica Matumeak
Readers Theatre:
“Coffee” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Nancy Nguyen
“That Time Last Summer When…” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Nancy Nguyen
“Jin and Baron” by Kavelina Torres, directed by Amanda Casterline

 

“Winter Shorts” – Fall 2017

October, 2016
The Winter Shorts, Fall 2017 included:

A Winter Conversation Written and Directed by Nancy Nguyen
Surface Break Written by Nate Cole, directed by Ariana Polanco
The Next Mrs. Jacob Anderson Written Written by Ann Wuehler, directed by Erlee Hjellen
The Stephen King Cameo Written Written by Michael Shaeffer, directed by Jill Shipman
Tipping Point Written by Paul McKinley, directed by Amanda Casterline

“Winter Shorts” Fall, 2015

Winter Shorts Poster Fall, 2015

Poster by Sam Thompson

This year’s Winter Shorts consists of three distinct segments: Antigone, Devised, and Ground Squirrel Improv.

December 11-13, 2015

Antigone, by Sophocles, is a classic tragedy set in the aftermath of a civil war in the Greek city state of Thebes. It details the consequences arising from Antigone’s choice to defy an edict from the new king Creon banning any memorial for Polyneices, one of the two royal brothers who were both slain in the war. The production is directed by UAF Senior Theatre major Carl L Sage, who also serves as the designer of all the shows technical aspects (scenery, lighting, and costumes). With the assistance of a production grant from the University of Alaska Fairbanks office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA),

Winter Shorts 2015 News-Miner Article

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner featured a blurb on the production, Dec. 10, 2015.

Antigone is meant to serve as a capstone for Mr Sage’s undergraduate theatrical education. The productions ensemble based cast features Elsbeth Cheyne as Antigone, Mary Conlin as Chorus B, Roxy Lane as Teiresias/Messenger, Tristan Matson as Guard/Haemon, Emily Ross as Chorus A, Andrew Vey as Creon, and Justine Webb as Ismene/Eurydice.

Devised is a collaboratively created theatrical piece, created and choreographed by performers Cynthia Jones, Katrina Kuharich, and Sierra Trinchet. Using music and motion, Devised explores the themes of growth and self-discovery.

Ground Squirrel Improv is a locally based improvisational comedy troupe. Troupe members Elsbeth Cheyne, Eugene Cole, Skyler Evans, Andrew Graham, and Andrew Vey draw on audience input to create spur of the moment comedy.

Saucy Jacks and When All Else Fails

Winter Shorts LogoTwo one-act plays and some improv! UAF English Major Grace McCarthy’s “When All Else Fails”, and esteemed local playwright Michael Shaeffer’s “Saucy Jacks”, accompanied by improv from our very own Ground Squirrel Improv Troupe! Each play is directed, performed, designed, and crewed by UAF students.

When All Else Fails“When All Else Fails” by Grace McCarthy
Directed by Ian Buoncore
Featuring (l-r) Theodore Hooker, Mallory Smyth, Katrina Kuharich, Nancy Nguyen and Elsbeth Cheyne.
Set design & Technical Direction by Marley Horner
Costume design by Nicki Karl
Lighting design by Matt Hutter
"Saucy Jacks" by Michael Shaeffer. Directed by Tyler McClendon.“Saucy Jacks” by Michael Shaeffer.
Directed by Tyler McClendon.
Featuring (l-r) Theodore Hooker, Nate Cole and Sierra Trinchet.
Set design & Technical Direction by Marley Horner
Costume design by Fiona Zachel
Lighting design by Matt Hutter

All photos by Kade Mendelowitz

Medusa’s Tale & The Veldt

Winter Shorts LogoSDA LogoWinter Shorts produced by the UAF Student Drama Association (SDA)
Medusa’s Tale” by Carol Lashof, directed by Paul Rios
and
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, directed by Carl L. Sage
October 5-14, 2012

Medusa's Tale production photo “Medusa’s Tale” by Carol Lashof — directed by Paul Rios  Set Design by Carl L. Sage, Costumes by Ariadne Wattum, Lighting by Deirdre Adams, Sound & Props by Paul Rios.
Featuring (top left, clockwise): Shawn Kelly as Poseidon, Daniels Calvin as Athena, Riley Clarke as Perseus, Erlee Hjellen as Medusa, and (not pictured) Jordan Guinn as Girl.
The Veldt production photo “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury — directed by Carl L. Sage Set & Sound Design by Carl L. Sage, Costumes by Ariadne Wattum, Lighting by Deirdre Adams.
Featuring (left to right): Thomas Petrie as Peter, Shannon Monroe as Wendy, Brian Ackerman as George, Justine Webb as Lydia, and (not pictured) Jordan Guinn as MacLean and Electrician.