CRUISE INTO CONCORD UNIVERSITY COMEDY FROM HOME
Sarah M. Pritchett
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, email@example.com
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ATHENS, W.Va. – Bounce into the car, and buckle up, because you are in for a bumpy ride! This October, the Concord University Theatre Department will present You’re Virtually Driving Me Crazy. Directed by student directors, the program will be hosted over the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. Performances will run Oct. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. both nights. The meeting ID is 923 2892 2540, and admission is free.
You’re Virtually Driving Me Crazy, written by Todd Wallinger, is a series of four 10-minute plays, focusing on four chaotic driver’s education sessions. From arguing ex-lovers to a driving instructor who has never driven before, each scene is guaranteed to keep you laughing until the end.
You’re Virtually Driving Me Crazy is directed by Concord University Theatre students, Karissa Bowden, Trevor Darago, Cameron White, and Jimmy Wilburn. The students are enrolled in a class entitled Fundamentals of Directing and, as a part of the class, they direct their own performance.
Student director Karissa Bowden has enjoyed directing over the virtual platform. “My experience with virtual directing has been amazing. It’s a whole different ballgame, but I find that it is easier to give direction,” she said.
Concord University theatre instructor Karen Vuranch is excited to offer these new opportunities to her theatre students as she shared that not many theatre students have had the opportunity to direct on a virtual platform. “The pandemic has stopped the possibility of live performances,” stated Vuranch. “But, Zoom gives us a unique opportunity to continue to offer theatre experiences to our students and the public.”
The Zoom software is free and simple to download. Just go to zoom.us and enter the meeting ID, 923 2892 2540. If you have not already downloaded Zoom, your computer will do that automatically. However, if you are more comfortable just clicking on a link instead of putting in the number, you are welcome to email Karen Vuranch at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a link.
You’re Virtually Driving Me Crazy is presented with a generous donation from the family of Alice Todaro and produced in cooperation with Pioneer Drama Service. For more information, call 304-384-5259 or email Karen Vuranch at email@example.com.
Student directors shown clockwise from upper left are Cameron White,
Jimmy Wilburn, Karissa Bowden and Trevor Darago.
This press release was written by Concord University student, Trevor Darago.
Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.