Spring Arbor University welcomes actors to campus for the Midwest Regional CITA (Christians in Theater Arts) Conference, Oct. 11 – 12. The two-day conference features plenary sessions, performances and workshops.
The first plenary session will take place in White Auditorium on at 7 p.m., with performances throughout Friday night until 11 p.m.
Friday night’s plenary session in White Auditorium includes selections from plays, including a performance of Joseph Frost’s “The Great Play” by SAU students Joshua Cloyd and Paul McKinley.
Saturday begins with breakfast in the lobby of White Auditorium at 10 a.m. and workshops and performances will take place throughout the day until 4:15 p.m. The conference will conclude with a performance by Rich Swingle, Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Featured Performances will include:
- Selections from “Pride & Prejudice” performed by Jennifer Hunter
- Selections from “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” performed by Simone Amalio
- “Though The Earth Give Way,” a play by William Gebby and performed by Taylor University Drama
- “Meeting in Kansas,” a play by Paul Patton and performed by Spring Arbor University Drama
- “The Passion and Purpose of St. Augustine,” a dramatic portrayal of excerpts from St. Augustine’s “Confessions,” performed by Paul McKinley
- “Footprints of A Pilgrim: The Story of Ruth Graham Bell,” performed by Bethel College Genesians
- A one-woman show on the life of Flannery O’Connor entitled “I Write To Discover What I Know”, written by Kerry Park and performed by Jen Letherer
- “The Great Play” performed by Joshua Cloyd and Paul McKinley
- “Big Fish Little Worm” performed by Rich Swingle
Workshops will address topics including directing, stage combat, lighting, play writing, auditioning, scripture performance and more.
Registration for the Great Lakes CITA festival begins on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the White Auditorium Lobby. Admission is free, but an offering is accepted. For more information, visit sites.arbor.edu/cita.