The Department of Theatre has been invited to perform its production of Charles Mee's "Big Love" as a select participating production, the highest level of competition, at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, to be held Feb. 4-8, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.
The remaking of Aescheylus' "The Supplicants" is a unique collaboration between faculty and students. Faculty members Dennis McLernon and Marlene Johnson joined seven student actors in the ensemble. Student Rebecca Harper of Valley Head, Ala., co-directed the production with director Karla Koskinen. UAB Department of Music major Kevin Peek of Birmingham assembled the playâ€™s musical score. Guest artist Jones Welsh of Diavolo Dance Company worked with the cast on movement during a weeklong residency.
The production was one of about 180 entered from across the festival's 10-state Region IV. It is one of only four featured, evening, main-stage productions selected for the festival.