Sunday, August 31, 2008

Black Box Theater and nine-play, fresh force field at LSUS under director Robert Alford

Robert Alford, Shreveport
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"Presenting plays that are invigorating in nature, that provide expanding opportunities to underserved audiences and artists and that celebrate the full richness of the theatrical tradition," is the new statement of intent from Robert Alford, Mary Jarzabeck and the LSUS Theater dept. "Participation in our productions is open to all interested community members."

Continues Alford, "Our nine play 2008-2009 season, facilitated by our new Black Box Theatre, is our most ambitious ever." The Black Box Theater, which seats 75, is located on the ground floor of Bronson Hall on the south end (to the right when seen from the parking lot).

“East Texas Hot Links” by Eugene Lee, directed by Robert Alford
Featuring Sam Bailey, Stanley Blackshire, Nicki Daniels, Angela Harris, Michael Matthews, Charles Montgomery, Billy Moore and Atonus Perry
A Southern Black Theatre Festival Mainstage Production
September 12 - 27, 2008

“Bulrusher” by Eisa Davis, directed by Robert Alford and Pruitt Taylor Vince
Featuring Ashlei Dominique Alford, Paula Rae Brown, Nikai Clark, Charles Montgomery, James Palmer and Pruitt Taylor Vince
A Southern Black Theatre Festival Mainstage Production
September 18 - 28, 2008

“Copenhagen” by Michael Frayn, directed by Jerelyn Gilstrap
Featuring Reece Middleton, Alton McKnight and Marshall Middleton
October 3 - 12, 2008

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, directed by Mary Jarzabek.
October 23 - November 2, 2008

“The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Pruitt Taylor Vince
November 13-23, 2008

“Family Planning” by Julia Edwards, directed by Robert Alford
February 12 - 21, 2009

“Blackbird” by David Harrower, directed by Pruitt Taylor Vince and Robert Alford
Featuring Pruitt Taylor Vince
March 26 - April 5, 2009

“Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang, directed by Robert Alford
April 16 - 26, 2009

“Tidewater” by Sheri Bailey, directed by Robert Alford
June 11 - 21, 2009

For more information on the season or auditions, contact Robert Alford at 318-797-5283 or Also, find detailed lisitings at

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