Photo Slideshow: Theater program performs annual senior directs

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

"A Streetcar Named Desire" directed by Nathan Gray and Hannah Hotlz
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“A Streetcar Named Desire” directed by Nathan Gray and Hannah Holtz

“[The play is] pretty intense. It deals with abuse and sexual assault and stuff. It was kind of a big risk to do it and pull it off with high school actors but I’m really impressed with the way that they handled it.” – senior director Hannah Holtz

"Broken" directed by Madison Jarboe and Tessa Kennedy
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“Broken” directed by Madison Jarboe and Tessa Kennedy

“Finding one acts is really really difficult because it’s hard to find a play that’s interesting and short and has good characters, so we just kind of stumbled across [Broken] as we were looking through random plays. It was luck.” -senior director Madison Jarboe

"Once Upon a Sea of Dreams; A Journey on the Titanic" directed by Courtney Cobb and Maddie Guffey
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“Once Upon a Sea of Dreams; A Journey on the Titanic” directed by Courtney Cobb and Maddie Guffey

“I really enjoyed this process. It’s all about how you respond to your cast to get that response out of them. And if you give them positive feedback and helpful criticism and all of that stuff you become really close with your cast. It’s sad when the show is over, but that makes me want to do it more in the future.” -senior director Courtney Cobb

"4 a.m." directed by Lindsey Lane and Leikela Traweek
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“4 a.m.” directed by Lindsey Lane and Leikela Traweek

“This is the first time I’ve ever done a big leadership role so this is a big thing for me because I’ve never had [this opportunity] before. It was more of a stressful thing than I expected it to be.” -senior director Lindsey Lane

"Good People" directed by Danielle Simpson and Joy Wall
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“Good People” directed by Danielle Simpson and Joy Wall

“I have to say [the directing process is] a lot of stress but honestly it’s a lot of fun because I know I’ll enjoy it later on.” -senior director Danielle Simpson

"A Doll's House" directed by Rebeca Jimenez
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“A Doll’s House” directed by Rebeca Jimenez

“To see all of my hard work and all of my cast’s hard work and everyone that directed and participated in this just seeing this come alive on stage is probably what is most exciting.” -senior director Rebeca Jimenez

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" directed by John Badar and Gray Clarkson
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“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” directed by John Badar and Gray Clarkson

“When senior directs came along I was just like, ‘this is an opportunity I don’t want to miss’ because it’s my craft and even if it’s something I’m not quite used to like directing it, I was still confident enough in my abilities as an actor and just like my abilities in the craft in general that I would be able to pull something off.” -senior director John Badar