Theatrix presents New Artists Festival 2015

Theatrix presents New Artists Festival 2015

calendar icon07 Apr 2015    

Theatrix presents the New Artists Festival April 9-12.
Theatrix presents the New Artists Festival April 9-12.
Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will finish its 2014-2015 season with a New Artists Festival, a performing arts showcase involving students from theatre, music, dance, visual art, and architecture. Performances are April 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, third floor of the Temple Building at 12th & R Streets. Tickets are a flat rate of $6. Tickets are available online at and one hour prior to performances on the third floor of the Temple building.

This is the festival's eighth year showcasing student playwrights and actors, but it is the first year to incorporate other forms of art. Members of Theatrix reached out to students in the arts across campus this year to create an event that bridges mediums and disciplines.

The performing arts showcase will include two new plays written and directed by students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. Dominic Ciofalo and Nolan Sullivan will direct Minimum Rage written by Theatre Performance major Brenna Hill. Shannon Hanson will direct Visiting Hours written by Film & New Media major Taylar Morrissey.

Other performances in the showcase will feature groups such as Pitch Please, a vocal a cappella group led by Music Performance major Cody Meyer and Political Science and English double major Brittany Gondringer; Lazzi, an improv troupe led by Theatre Performance major Thomas Boyle; Time Arts Vanguard, a visual performance art company led by staff Advisor Alexis Bass, Digital Instructional Specialist in the Department of Art and Art History.

The showcase will also feature a modern dance choreographed by Dance major Amber Hongsermeier, and two short films from Johnny Carson School film students.

There will also be a rotating art gallery displaying new work in video, printaking, sculpture and painting from the group “Arts in Action” of the Department of Art & Art History, and from Professor of Interior Design Betsy Gabb. The gallery will be open to the public and free of charge. The gallery will be open thirty minutes prior to the performance, during intermission, and following the performance.

Theatrix invites the audience to join the artists from the showcase for hors d’ouevres in the gallery following the performance.

New Artists Festival contains adult content.

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