Written by Noah C Gore on December 1st, 2019
On November 8th thru 9th Ashland University students gathered for the 3rd annual 24-Hour Theater project. From writers to actors, costume designers to makeup artists, anybody can participate in this event no matter what department you come from. In fact, while the majority of those involved were, in fact, CFA students, the 24-Hour Theater Project hosted students from English & Creative Writing, Ashbrook, JDM, Computer Science, and more.
Miranda Bielawski, Ivey Buffenmyer, Eric Breeden, and I were all involved with writing the libretto for the play. Ivey acted as lead editor and will proudly stand by the fact that this year’s performance was based on an odd occurrence the morning prior at 2:00am; as she phrases it, she woke up in a cold sweat and thought to herself, “Existential Clown College.” For whatever reason this happened, it must have been fate, for this was the obvious choice for this production.
This year’s performance was announced prior that we would be attempting to write a musical, as well. Though many were skeptical and even a bit hesitant, we pressed onward. Starting at 7:30pm Friday and ending around 4:30am the following morning, we (including scriptwriters and music coordinators) had successfully written and scored* the script, lyrics**, songs, and stage directions for our production. It was decided then that we would call in all the actors that had auditioned, and by 5:30am, the first table read was underway.
The play follows Josh (a.k.a. John, a.k.a. Jason, etc.) as he stumbles into the biggest mix-up in his life; what he thought was an acceptance letter from Brown University turned out to be a one-way ticket to Clown University. However, this clown college is not like other clown colleges. Those that find themselves here...Read more
Sophie – Macy Campbell
Ali – Katie Snell
Lisa – Kailee Shaver
Donna – Mia Kardotzke
Tanya – Syd Genter
Rosie – Emily Schordock
Sky – David Tomlinson
Pepper -- Jacob Cain
Eddie -- Mark Gorsuch
Harry – Nathan Roblin
Bill - Will Taylor
Sam – Tristan Peterman
Father Alexandrios – Luke Martin
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Services will take place in January, when the family traditionally gathered for her birthday, at the Bellville All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Edwin Boardman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund. Checks can be sent to Ashland University 401 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
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Music Technology with Dr. Stefan Swanson, MWF at 2 p.m.Acting for the Camera with Robert Sean Parker, TTh at 1:40 p.m. Arts Management with Tricia Applegate, TTh at 9:25 a.m....Read more