Directing II Showcase

Welcome to Western Kentucky University's Directing II final scene showcase! Here you'll see scenes directed (and, in some cases, adapted) by the students in the Directing II course, organized alphabetically by play title. Enjoy!

Athena, by Gracie Gardner

Director: Malorie Byrne
Athena: Liza Rash
Mary Wallace: Mallory Crouch
Mary Wallace and Athena are both seventeen, and they spend more time with their fencing foils than with other people. They both desperately wish to be winners, but they also both secretly hope for a friend.

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Director: Aly Eibel

Corie: Kayla Cox

Paul: Grace Stephens

Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley

Director: Ellie Melin

Meg McGrath: Emma Horn

Barnette Lloyd: Jonathan Sutphin

This scene is after Meg travels home and realizes that Babe, her youngest sister, is in legal trouble. Meg meets Barnette Llyod, Babe's lawyer! 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,

by Simon Stephens

Director: Baylee Hayes

Chris: Morgan Shane

Station Ploceman: Jonathan Sutphin

Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori

Director: Will Farris

Medium Alison: Emma McGee

Joan: Ashley Austin 
Fun Home is based on the life of lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel. In this scene Medium Alison and Joan are disucssing sexuality. 

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Audrey Plescia

Director: Audrey Plescia

John Worthing: Logan Mills
Algernon Moncrieff: Kaytlyn Meyer
Cecily Cardew: Megan Moore
Gwendolen Fairfax: Casey Brantley

 

This scene finds our impossibly sarcastic and stubborn characters at the height of their
tangled web of lies, mistaken identities, and subsequent confrontation. Gwendolen, played by Casey Brantley, and Cecily, played by Megan Moore, have just discovered that each of them are engaged to individuals they both believe to be named Ernest. Their argument comes to a head, and when Jack, played by Logan Mills, and Algernon, played by Kaytlyn Meyer, enter the scene, all is uncovered. What wonderful Bunburying!

OR, by Lizzy Duffy Adams

Director: Rachael Prewitt

Aphra Behn: Sarah Kate Alsobrook.

Nell Gwynne: Morgan Shane.

For mature audiences.

Proof, by David Auburn

Director: Elizabeth Garapic

Catherine: Grace Stephens

Hal: Patrick Schmitt

Catherine is the daughter of a great mathemetician who once taught Hal in university. He has recently died, and Catherine has inherited some of her father's talents for numbers. She has written a revolutionary mathematical proof which she now shows to Hal.