'NEW VOICES' TO FEATURE STUDENT WRITING, DIRECTING, PERFORMING
OSWEGO -- SUNY Oswego student playwrights, directors
and actors will collaborate for the 11th annual "New Voices" at 6 p.m.
March 27 and 28 in Tyler Hall's lab theatre.
The admission-free event features staged readings of
six 10-minute plays written, performed and directed by students.
The plays are "A Bundle of Sticks," written by
Jonathan Altman and directed by Allie Heitner; "Indefinable," penned by
Kenneth Nichols and directed by Erin Naughton; "The Happiest of Days,"
authored by Louis Paduano and directed by Michael Climek; the Stephanie
Pivar-penned "Please Wait for a Complete Stop to Exit," which Ryan
Oliver will direct; Daniel Preston's "What We May Be," staged by Bailey
Glass; and "Something Blue," written by Adam Sweeney with Todd
The collaborative project developed more than a
decade ago when Brad Korbesmeyer, associate professor of English and
director of writing arts, and Mark Cole, professor and chair of
theatre, wanted to fill what they saw as a void in the writing and
"There really wasn't an opportunity on campus to
view the work of student playwrights," Korbesmeyer recalled. While
student artists, actors and directors could all show their work,
Korbesmeyer and Cole thought an avenue for playwrights would present a