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OKCMOA Hosts OKCU Short Plays Based on Exhibitions

Playwrights Trya Bullock and Daniel C. Brown

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Art After 5 program March 9 will feature the world premiere of a series of short plays by students in Oklahoma City University’s School of Theatre. The 12 one-minute plays will be performed at 5:30 and again at 7:30 p.m. throughout the museum. 

Each of the plays is inspired by a work of art in the permanent collection of OKCMOA. The plays are written, directed and performed by students in the Oklahoma City University School of Theatre devising course.

“In the spirit of ‘Sleep No More,’ the acclaimed re-imagining of ‘Macbeth’ set in a New York City hotel by the UK devising theatre company Punchdrunk, students of the devising course used artworks of the permanent collection to inspire their plays,” said theatre professor Gregory DeCandia. “Twenty-five students will collaborate to make OKCMOA's galleries their stage for a site-specific performance that brings these artworks to life, if only for a moment.”

“We’re thrilled that theater students are finding inspiration for their coursework within our galleries,” said Tracy Truels, OKCMOA director of learning and engagement. “It has been a pleasure working with the students and the university and we are looking forward to seeing the final plays on March 9.”

The plays were selected by Bryon Chambers, OKCMOA manager of tours and adult learning; Kate Brennan, head of voice at the School of Theatre; and Judith Palladino, professor of theatre and theatre for young audiences.

Tickets to Art After 5 are $5 and are available at the door or on the museum’s website. For more information about Art After 5, visit the museum website at okcmoa.com/art-after-5.

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NAME

PLAY TITLE

ARTWORK

DIRECTOR

CAST

Jillian 

Curran 

“Seine Valley”

"Reflecting" - Charles-Emile Jacque

Jillian 

Curran 

Cast (2) TBD

Hannah 

Boyens

“Wonderlust” 

Part I

“Falls at Totec Gorge” - Thomas Moran   

Mandy 

Sigale 

Bethany Stanley, TBD

Daniel C. Brown

“Changed”

“Inspired by i still get a thrill when i see bill 8” - Mel Ramos 

Daniel C. 

Brown

Cast (3) TBD

Hannah 

Boyens

“Wonderlust” Parts II

“Grand Canal Venice” - Thomas Moran  

Mandy 

Sigale 

Bethany Stanley

Nicole 

Waltman

"Mixed Pearls with a Box of Flowers"

"Mixed Flowers with a Box of Pearls" - Martin Johnson Heade

Nicole 

Waltman

Marae Narvaez 

Lauren Mylin, Emily Wollenberg

Tyra Bullock

“Your Potential is Bittersweet”

“Campbell’s Soup II: Cheddar Cheese 63” - Andy Warhol 

Mandy 

Sigale 

Benjamin Roberts, Erin Epperly, Nicole Waltman

Brade Bradshaw

“Goodbye Sun”

“Provincetown Number 1” by - Hans Hofmann

Gareth 

Forsberg

Rachel Necessary

Hannah

Green

"Orange-inal"

"Parrot Tulip" - Lowell Nesbit

Hannah 

Green

Caroline Hawthorne 

Jonathan May

Madelon 

Wink

“Held"

“Calla Lily (Lily - Yellow, No. 2)” - Georgia O’Keeffe 

Alyssa 

Peters

Nicole Waltman

Patti Irwin 

Hannah 

Boyens

“Wonderlust” Parts I,II, III

“Falls at Totec Gorge” & “Grand Canal Venice” - Thomas Moran    “Landscape” - Nicoli Civosky

Mandy 

Sigale 

Bethany Stanley, TBD

Sammi Kuehnlein

“Knocked Down” 

“Ikebana" by Dale Chihuly

Sammi 

Kuehnlein

Cast (4) TBD

Nick 

Mayes

“One"

“Persian Ceiling” - Dale Chihuly

Nick 

Mayes

Kyle Mayes

Preston Chapman