StudProd '08: With cast announced, rehearsals start
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:28pm
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Location: North Attic Playhouse
Directors and Plays: Hadley Hauser, "Star 69"; Hannah Leskosky, "After School Special"; Sierra Marcum, "Criminal Crime"; Natsuki Nakamura, "All for a Kiss"; Lauren Piester, "Superhero Complex"; Kareem Sayegh, "Romeo and Juliet Revisited"
AFTER TWO DAYS of auditions and a good three hours of eating pizza and arguing over massively talented fellow students, the cast list for Student Productions has officially been announced.
The six directors of this year's StudProd gathered at senior Natsuki Nakamura's house to cast the show after holding two-hour auditions Tuesday and Wednesday. Approximately 17 people were cast, with some playing more than one part.
I wrote and am directing "Superhero Complex." Nakamura is the writer and director of "All for a Kiss." Seniors Kareem Sayegh, Sierra Marcum, and Hannah Leskosky wrote and will direct "Romeo and Juliet Revisited," "Criminal Crime," and "After School Special," respectively. Junior Hadley Hauser is directing "Star 69."
Last year's production featured four plays: "Why I Hate Your Boyfriend," written and directed by Zoë Schein; "Can I Have That in a Sentence?," written and directed by Nakamura; "Run to the Sun: A Concise Vignette," written and directed by Kumars Salehi; and "My Parents Think I'm Perfect," which I wrote and directed.
Schein and Salehi were seniors last year. "StudProd" is the nickname for Student Productions, a collection of one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Uni students.
STUDPROD 2008: CAST MEMBERS
"Star 69" Written & directed by Hadley Hauser
- Cindy: Lor Sligar
- Caller: Deren Kudeki
- Answering Machine: Diana Liu
"Romeo and Juliet Revisited" Written & directed by Kareem Sayegh
- Romeo: Max Sigalov
- Mercutio: Zack Goldberg
- Nurse: Tianna Pittenger
- Juliet: Maria Gao
"After School Special" Written & directed by Hannah Leskosky
- Kate: Sindha Agha
- Kelly: Lor Sligar
- Matt: Dillon Price
- Pete: Ben Zehr
- G: Ethan Schiller
"Criminal Crime" Written & directed by Sierra Marcum
- Xerxes: Jeremy Kemball
- Kandy: Anna Gooler
- Carpenter: Dillon Price
- Cop: Diana Liu
"Superhero Complex" Written & directed by Lauren Piester
- Max: Ethan Schiller
- Lily: Anna Gooler
- Audrey: Brittany Scheid
- Eric: Deren Kudeki
- Mom: Sian Best
- Dad: Ben Zehr
"All for a Kiss" Written & directed by Natsuki Nakamura
- Tristan: Jeremy Kemball
- Logan: Buck Walsh
- Sam: Sarah Lake-Rayburn
- Alana: Sian Best
STUDPROD 2008: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PLAYS
Note: Some of the titles are tentative
by Hadley Hauser
A woman gets a mysterious message on her answering machine from a stranger, and it slowly begins to take over her life as she obsesses over who the caller might be.
"After School Special"
by Hannah Leskosky
A high school student hears some of his peers discussing a public service announcement they are filming on drug use and mistakenly believes they are actually using drugs.
by Sierra Marcum
In this parody of crime shows reminiscent of old slapstick, a detective and his assistant try to solve a series of murders in rather unorthodox ways.
"All for a Kiss"
by Natsuki Nakamura
A sweet play surrounding the drama found around stage kisses during auditions and rehearsals for a school production.
by Lauren Piester
A kid thinks that he is a superhero, and his family is tired of it so they attempt to convince him that he is not.
"Romeo and Juliet Revisited"
by Kareem Sayegh
A lively musical version of the classic Shakespeare play, with a little twist.