Seniors in the BFA Performance class of 2019 will perform their senior projects Thursday through Saturday of this week in FIU Theatre’s DM-150 studio.
Before graduating, each student must write, direct, design, and perform in a 15-minute one person show based on a real person. Students have been officially working on their projects since last semester, allowing enough time to research and write their scripts.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to mentor them through the process, but the project is ultimately their own with all of the creative decisions resting on their shoulders.
As a class, the seniors worked together to handle all of the production elements for each evening, including publicity, front of house, and coordinating crew. They called themselves Mosaic Productions.
The twelve projects are presented over three nights, with seniors taking the stage each night. Performances begin at 8pm, however since seating is very limited it is recommended audience arrive at 7:30pm when doors open. Performances are free and open to the public.
Night A: March 21st
Paulo featuring Carlos Jara as Paulo Coehlo
Beauty Under Consumption featuring Sabrina Mendoza as Artemisia Gentileschi
Play: Dirty Bastard featuring JC Gutierrez as Charles Bukowski
Mrs. Satan featuring Natalia Quintero-Riestra as Victoria Woodhull
Night B: March 22rd
The Man I Once Believed featuring Athena Watkins as Joseph Smith
Sapphire featuring Lauren Jenkins as Princess Diana of Wales
Malleable featuring Hollis Stamatyades as Audrey Munson
Kept Away featuring Maria Guerrero as Elisabeth Fritzl
Night C: March 23rd
The Fitting Room featuring Megan Zorrilla as Karen Carpenter
King Christina featuring Rachel Gil de Gibaja as Queen Christina of Sweden
Lucecita featuring Diana Buitrago as Alfonsina Storni
The Darkest Hour featuring Anthonysha Warfield as Nina Simone