Emily McConville | October 7, 2014
Two senior film, television, and theatre (FTT) majors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters will see their original plays come to life October 2–12 in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
ND Theatre NOW is the only entirely student-driven production in this year’s FTT theatre season, with student writers, directors, and performers. It features two one-act plays:Beneath My Skin, by Zachary Wendeln, and Out of Orbit, by Lucas Garcia.
“The plays are both well-crafted, and even more, both plays are courageous and compelling in their characters and subject matter,” said Anne García-Romero, assistant professor of theatre who created ND Theatre NOW in 2012 to showcase her playwriting students’ work.
ND Theatre NOW is a chance for students who have gone through the playwriting curriculum to learn what it means to develop their play in a production setting, said García-Romero, an accomplished playwright. “You can learn in a classroom. You can learn in a rehearsal room—but ultimately for a playwright, you can only know what your play is if you have an audience present.”