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School of Theatre & Dance Present 'RROAPS'

Cory Norman

March 30, 2018


Raider Red’s One Act Play Spectacular features six original works written by Texas Tech students.

Texas Tech University's School of Theatre & Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, will present “RROAPS: Raider Red's One-Act Play Spectacular”April 3-7 in the Creative Movement Studio, located at the southwest corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre avenues. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“RROAPS” includes six short, original one-act plays written by Texas Tech students. The plays in this year's iteration include:

  • “Aberrant”by Anthony Burton and directed by Lydia McBee-Reed
  • “Mr. Fluffington is a Quack”by Michelle Benson and directed by Ryan Fay
  • “Arid”by Shane Strawbridge and directed by Kevan Dunkelberg
  • “All Things Go”by Gabrielle Barajas and directed by Eric Edison
  • “Mid-Life Crisis”by Will Sinclair and directed by Michael Moriarty
  • “Reggie's Gonna Die”by LyaNisha Gonzales and directed by Collin Vorbeck

Dean McBride, a graduate student and producer of “RROAPS,” said “RROAPS” is unique within the School of Theatre & Dance because it is completely student-driven.

“It offers student playwrights, directors, designers, actors and arts administrators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in new play development and production,” he said. “Practical experience in new play development is so valuable for up-and-coming theater artists, something the School of Theatre & Dance stresses.”

Tickets for RROAPSare $10 for individuals and $5 for students with a valid student ID.  A limited number of free student rush tickets are available for Texas Tech Students.  More information is available online or at (806) 742-3603.

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