April 6, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Blossoming of Budding Talent at New Works Festival
SANTA CLARITA -- The Vital Express Centers Black Box Theatre is the site this weekend of College of the Canyons New Works Festival -- a showcase of plays written and performed by COC students and directed by Nancy Kissam.
Admission is free and performances will be held at 8 p.m. April 7, 8, and 9 and at 2 p.m. on April 10.
This is the first year the festival will be held in the Black Box Theatre, but the genre carries on a format of creative expression previously held at different locations around campus that were not necessarily created for performances.
The Black Box Theatre is a wonderful space for performances like those in the New Works Festival, said Sue Bozman, dean of district communication, marketing and external relations at the college, because it is ultimately flexible and doesnt overshadow the unique and interesting stories that the students are telling through their art.
The New Works Festival features the work of nine playwrights performed by 10 student actors. This is my third festival, said Kissam, and it is by far my best experience.