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PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University will host the “Saturday Night Lab” theatre performance at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 5, in the Studio Theatre of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.
The performance is free and open to the public.
According to Diane Cole, costume designer for the University Theatre Centre and producer of this year's show, Saturday Night Lab provides students with an opportunity to present their own work in an atmosphere that supports the new and experimental and encourages students to have fun with the medium of theatre.
Each selection is no more than 10 minutes long and varies from theatre performance, scenes from a film script, dance choreography and hoop dancing. “Our motto this year might be described as anything goes!” says Cole.
Those involved in writing and creating the acts include Rojun Alexander from Albuquerque; Mandi Hatcher and Jeremy Gardels from Clovis; Brianna Pilon from Los Alamos; Mackenzie Kennedy from Lubbock, Texas; Angee Keen from Sante Fe; Charles Britton and Heather Hagler from Portales and screenwriter Bill Moyers also from Portales who is testing scenes from his film script “Altered Summer.” Along with them are additional actors and dancers Victoria Wright, Marissa Gonzales and Desiree Markham from Albuquerque; Ethan Bilbrey from Milnesand; Robert Garcia from Raton; and Adam Winchell from Farmington.
Brian Benavides from Morton, Texas; Erica Jane from Silver City are the Masters of Ceremonies for the series of productions.
“Our playwrights, choreographers, actors and dancers are functioning like one big troupe by directing and performing for each other throughout the evening,” says Cole.
Cole believes those who attend will be treated to a “great night out with dances, songs, scenes from freshly written plays, and the fastest fairy tales in the West. And if you don't like one thing it's no more than nine minutes until something completely different is on!”