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First Flight Festival - 2017

2017 marked the third new works festival made possible in part by project grants from Nebraska Arts Council and Lincoln Arts Council.  

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this arts event through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature nd the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.  Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information.

The Lincoln Arts Council champions the arts, connects people, and changes lives in Lincoln Nebraska. Visit artscene.org for more information.

All FFF 2017 plays were performed in UNL's Studio Theatre located on the first floor of the Temple Building, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln.

All plays in the Festival were short plays or monologues under 20 minutes each and written by members of Angels Play Writing Collective.

FLIGHT A 

  • July 19, 21 & 27 at 7:30 PM
  • July 23 at 2 PM 
  • July 29 at 8 PM 

Between the Lines by Mary Douglass -  directed by Cecilia Burkhart - Cast: Constance Howard, Cheyenne Townsley, Jeremy Blomstedt

Baseball by Steve Enersen -  directed by Mark Mesarch - Cast: Emerson Mikkelsen, Harry Heafer

Our Daughter Katie by Brigid Amos - directed by Trey Martinez - Cast: Mark Mesarch, Christie Emler, Eleanor Schmeichel, Alaina Connor

Central Park South by Courtney Scholl - directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Sandy Van Pelt, Julienne Howard

Hero by Brian Bornstein - directed by Timothy Scholl - Cast: Maribel Cruz

Sneddon & Tweeps by Paul Burrow - directed by Morrie Enders - Cast: Riley Beranek, Rachele Brown

Taxi Ride by Steve Enersen - directed by Paula Ray - Cast: Diane Gonzolas, Tim Mittan

To Bee or not To Bee by Robin Buckallew - directed by Matt Heimes - Cast: Chet Kincaid, Chad Klien, LauraLee Woodruff


FLIGHT B

  • July 20, 22, 23 & 28 at 7:30 PM
  • July 29 at 4 PM

Ticonderoga  by Courtney Scholl - directed by Timothy Scholl - Cast: Richard Nielsen

In Dreams I Take Your Hand Madam by Dwight Johns -  directed by Scott Glen - Cast: Max Antoine, Tim Peglow

Flight of Fantasy by Cherie Frederick - directed by Timothy Scholl - Cast: Leta Powell Drake, Mattison Merritt, MJ Dunn

Hero by Brian Bornstein - directed by Timothy Scholl - Cast: Barb Keating

8 out of 10 by Erin Glenn-Hash -  directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Deanna Walz, Dick Nielsen

Inter by Norman Simon - directed by Sarah Gibson - Cast: Gabby Ayala, Tony Heffner

The Shwake by Brian Bornstein - directed by Al Davis - Cast: Elaine John Burkhart

Stray Dogs by Paula Ray -  directed by Mary Douglass - Cast: Mike Keating, Margaret Minary, Ben Arenz, Walter J. McDowell, Amber Nore


FLIGHT C

  • July 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM

Actors in this flight are Malcolm Nebraska Middle and High School students.

Waiting for Elvis by Cherie Frederick - directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Cyrena Miller, Samantha Fortnik, Ariel Smith

Butterfly by Steve Enersen - directed by Tami Maytum - Cast: Luke Schmidt, Cheyenne Benischek

The Sneaker and the Nail by Brigid Amos - directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Johnny Boesen, Alijah Mallula

Winning by Steve Enersen - directed by Patsy Koch Johns - Cast: Grant Battle, Emily Steiner

Okay  by Jillian Carter - directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Kali Maytum, Russell Dunse

Hi Jack by Steve & Meredeth Enersen - directed by Judy Hart - Cast: Michael Zavodny, Emma Stratton

Another Sorry Expectation by Steve Enersen - directed by Tami Maytum - Cast: Samantha Fortnik, Alijah Mullula

Big Top All Stars by Courtney Scholl - directed by Patsy Kock Johns - Cast: Michael Schmidt, Brian Streeter, David Swotek, Dustin Eaton, Trevor Burianek