Students create films, play for red carpet event

Posted March 22, 2011

Students from the Department of Theatre's Advanced Directing Class are preparing to walk the red carpet.  To put that another way: Three entirely student-produced original films and one live stage production will be presented during this evening's Red Carpet Night event.

Dawne Swearingen asked her Advanced Directing Class to create original work based on scenes from Michael Frayn's play, "Copenhagen." The play explores the relationship between Nobel laureates Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, who find themselves on opposite sides of World War II, each working on atomic physics. The four pairs of students created original work with "Copenhagen" as inspiration.

"This project has been a collaboration between myself, Dr. Paul Morris, and ACU instructor of English Heidi Nobles," says Swearingen. "The film scenes will also be shown in Heidi's English 112 classes."

In June, Nobles, Swearingen and Dr. Nancy Shankle, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, will use the projects as a launching point for a discussion of "Copenhagen" at the Christian Scholars Conference in Malibu, Calif.

Red Carpet Night is this evening from 5-7 p.m. in the Culp Theatre at ACU's Williams Performing Arts Center.