First Year Showcase

This year's theatre component uses interview excerpts from the 1974 book "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" by author Studs Terkel. This Pulitzer Prize winner was later turned into a Broadway musical. The First Year Student Showcase has an overlaying theme of "working 9 to 5," and the show begins with loud industrial, mechanical noises and the opening of Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing."

Faculty members Trimella Chaney, Rebecca Keeter and Rebecca Quin direct this collaborative production.

The dance component of the showcase will feature six original pieces that tie to the "Working" theme, choreographed by faculty members Tandrea Carter ("Moonlit") and Holly Roark ("Out-er Space") along with upperclassmen Dana Edwards ("Change of Heart"), Emma Holland ("Finale" from "Nine to Five"), Lydia Murrah ("Unity") and Emily Smart ("Portraiture").


Out-er Space - Lauren Coldiron and Samuel Melo

Change of Heart - Raquelle Pollock, Marissa Stockstad, Rebecca Johnson, Brooke Partin and Marisa Gibson

Portraiture - Rachel Ainsztein, Hannah Greene, Jordan Logelin, Lindley O’Brien and Hannah Primo-Squire

Unity - Annabelle Cornelius, Alex Hughes, Kelsey McLelland, Lindsay Kivett, Sarah Baucom and Summer Chavis

Moonlit - Emily Goodall, Keynisha Jackson, Kelsey Trippett, Caroline Vinson, Angela Vosberg, Lucy Winsett


Mike LeFever, U.S. Steel worker & Frank Decker, Truck Driver
- Joseph Byrd

Nora Watson, Office Supervisor & Roberta Victor, Prostitute
- Emily Siegal

Nora’s Secretary & Fran Swenson, Hotel Switchboard Operator
- Mari Friedman

Herb, the Boss
- Chris Nellis

Dianne, the Personal Secretary & Candy Cottingham, Socialite
- Kendall McGee

Charlie Blossom, the Copy Boy & Office Worker
- Glenn Driskill

Rose Hoffman, Elementary School Teacher & Office Worker
- Grace Hamashima

Heather Lamb, Telephone Operator & Office Worker
- Lindsey Hoffman

Sharon Atkins, Receptionist & Amanda Foster, Project Manager
- Katelyn Sabet

Conrad Swibel, Gas Meter Reader & Rex Winship, Corporate Executive
- Grayson Rieth

Grace Clements, Millworker
- Olivia Fitts


Stage Manager - Caroline Reid

Lighting/Sound - Wyatt Nyman

Costume Design - Emily Candelario

Costume Supervisor - Alice Neff

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $8, Students/Children $5 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $8, Students/Children $5 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sat, 09/29/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $8, Students/Children $5 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map

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Joel Williams
(828) 262-3028
Department of Theatre and Dance



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