• Dilyn Plemel

Campus Players to give MSU students theater opportunity

Campus Players, Minot State University’s oldest club, is looking for actors and stagehands for this semester.

Maddie Thompson, the club president, said the club is opened to non-theatre majors.

“The purpose of the Campus Players is to give all students a chance to participate in theatre and to find an escape from regular academic activities,” Thompson said.

Aili Smith, coordinator of the theatre program at MSU, said theatre offers opportunities for all students.

“The theatre arts encompasses everything, including music, videography, and set design," Smith said. "We want to keep improving the department in general. It’s also an avenue for students to express human qualities who might not have a voice in other areas of their life.”

Campus Players does a variety of fundraisers and fun activities.

“Campus Players can create a sense of belonging and community," Thompsan said. "The meetings tend to be fun and upbeat. We are very welcoming and anyone who wants to join is welcome."

Smith also pointed out thatstudents involved in theatre also have an opportunity to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in January. It’s one full week of every aspect of theater: acting, backstage work, sound, lights, costume design, makeup, set design, and set building.

MSU's fall mainstage productions are Yasmina Reza's “God of Carnage,” Oct. 19-22, directed by Smith, and “Dinner Theatre,” Nov. 2-5, written and directed by professor Conrad Davidson.

Campus Players annual production, running Dec. 7-10, is "Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietyl)," directed by Thompson.

All three shows are in Aleshire Theater.

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