The School of Theater no longer oversees OCUEdge.
“We are so excited to add Edges to our season because they’re an incredible aspect of the School of Theater,” he said.
Edge shows are staged readings, meaning the actors on stage hold scripts as they perform. Directors can choose to add costumes, set pieces and props, but the performance remains fairly minimal.
Each show in the season is a play submitted by a student and directed by that student. Out of the Box took over the program to have complete student control and allow faculty to focus on mainstage and Stage II seasons.
There are three Edge shows each semester. The first Edge, a play called Bad Panda, was performed Feb. 7. It was directed by Brade Bradshaw, acting junior.
“The audience at Bad Panda this last weekend was incredible, and I think they really enjoyed the show,” said Amanda Miller, acting freshman. “It’s a really interesting story and Brade did a great job showcasing the comedic moments as well as the heartfelt ones.”
There will be two more plays this semester. The Women of Lockerbie, directed by Zoe Settle, acting sophomore, will be March 6. Grand Central Station, directed by Biz Young, theater performance junior, will be April 17.
All Edge shows are at 8 p.m. Sundays on the fourth floor of Clara E. Jones Administration building. The shows are free to attend.
“These shows are a favorite with a lot of theater students because they’re free, but also because they create a really fun atmosphere,” Miller said.
Redmond said the plays chosen are ones that would not be performed as a fully staged production.
“Edges allow students to experience a play that may be new or a bit edgy in content,” Miller said.