The Culver-Stockton College Department of Theatre presents the annual Student Directed One Acts and an Advanced Directing project on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. Performances will be held in the Mabee Little Theatre/Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center at Culver-Stockton College.

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The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, December 10

  • 3 p.m., Student Directed One Acts
  • 7:30 p.m. Advanced Directing Project

Sunday, December 11

  • 3 p.m., Student Directed One Acts
  • 7:30 p.m. Advanced Directing Project

With the instruction of Dr. Haidee Heaton, Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Theatre Department, six student directors will produce their plays, which will be free and open to the public. These student directors include: Kaitlyn Beth, a senior Theatre major, who will direct Places, Please by Dave Brandl; Noah Klauser, a senior English major and Theatre minor, who will direct Stephen Gregg’s Why We Like Love Stories;  Alexis Mallon, a junior Arts Management and Religion and Philosophy major, who will direct Words, Words, Words by David Ives; Jace Murphy, a senior Theatre major, who will direct Jimmy The Antichrist, written by Keith J.Powell; Trevor Pruitt, a senior Arts Management major/Theatre and Business minor, who will direct Dustin Robert Blake’s The Trips;  and Cassie Williams, a junior Musical Theatre major, who will direct A Game by Dennis E. Noble.

Senior Theatre major Emma Hackett will present David Mamet’s Oleanna as an Advanced Directing project.  Hackett was chosen to direct a full-length, character-driven piece after her successful one-act production last fall. This production explores the volatile relationship between a student and professor and how blurred lines can upend lives instantly.

Some of these productions contain adult language and subject matter.  Contact Dr. Haidee Heaton at or call 573-288-6434 for more information.

Contact the Marketing & Public Relations Office, at or 573-288-6000 ext. 6728 for more information.

NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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