Last week’s Student Directed Showcase spotlighted the directorial talents of seniors Anika Banga, Haley Keller, Jessica Skinner and Sameep Mangat. Directors spent several months developing their vision for each of the one-act plays featured at SDS, managing every aspect of the play, from casting to on-stage visual elements to event promotion.
As has been the case in previous years, this year’s featured plays ran the gamut. Banga directed “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno,” a hilarious sendup of classic murder mysteries. “Imperfect Proposal,” directed by Keller, tells the story of a marriage proposal-turned-disaster. Skinner’s production of the surrealist “Chamber Music” studied the interactions among eight women interred in an asylum, each of them believing themselves to be a historically important woman. “Rabbit Hole,” directed by Mangat, examined the various ways in which families cope with loss.
For more information on the history of SDS and the process of producing a play, see the feature story on SDS from the spring 2015 issue of The Harker Quarterly.