The students in the theater department at Central New Mexico Community College are getting a great opportunity this semester for the department’s annual spring performance.
The department is putting on “Not a Robot (Humans Wrote This)” for two weekends beginning this weekend.
The event will premiere 14 short plays that were written by CNM students who took the class “Intro to Playwriting” in the fall semester.
“Susan Erickson had this idea of letting her playwriting class put together an event,” says Lora Uebelhart, faculty producer and CNM instructor. “By midsemester, she knew that this is what she wanted to do for her spring production.”
Uebelhart says the shortest play is two minutes and the longest is 12 minutes.
There are 11 actors in total,” she says.” Six men and five women, and they play about 57 characters throughout the night. There are a few that are going to be acting in their own play. It’s an opportunity to gain experience for the students.”