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Cabrini University's Annual One-Act Play Festival

Posted on 4/11/2018 10:22:36 PM by Julia Cattani

The faculty and staff at Cabrini University are incredibly supportive of their students and any endeavors they may pursue. This includes any artistic projects as well! Cabrini supports the creative mind of students and gives the students outlets in which they can properly exercise their talents. While actors have the opportunity to partake in either the fall play or the spring musical, the student who loves theater, but may not love performing, may instead choose to participate in the One-Act Play Festival.

Through taking the Scriptwriting class offered by the English department, students have the opportunity to write a one-act play and submit it to be performed. Near the end of the semester, three of the scripts from the class are chosen to be performed in the Cabrini Student Theatre. Actors from the Theater program offer to read for the characters in each script, and a night of theater is created! With scripts in hand, props, and settings, three of Cabrini's students are able to see their hard work put on its feet.

As a former Cabrini actor myself, I can attest to the gratitude the actors feel to be tasked with such an important role. Bringing a writer's work to life is one of the most rewarding feelings you can have. 

On the other hand, my script was chosen to be performed at last year's One-Act Play Festival. Observing the audience watch my work was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life, as I awaited their response. As I watched the words that I read repeatedly be spoken with vigor by some of my friends and classmates, I couldn't have felt prouder of my accomplishments here at Cabrini.

On Thursday, May 3, three lucky Scriptwriting students will see their hard work be performed for the first time on the Cabrini stage. I encourage anyone who is available to attend the One-Act Play Festival and take part in this wonderful day of celebrating writing and theater!