“Speech & Debate” was more than that

“Speech & Debate” was more than that
March 27, 2013 Fernanda Chamorro
This photo shows exactly how Fernanda Chamorro felt this week. Cast member Nicole Cowans rehearses a scene from Theatre UAF's production of "Speech and Debate." Photo courtesy of Todd Paris.

This photo shows exactly how Fernanda Chamorro felt this week. Cast member Nicole Cowans rehearses a scene from Theatre UAF’s production of “Speech and Debate.” Photo courtesy of Todd Paris.

By Fernanda Chamorro

March 27, 2013

This week was by far the best week I have had in this class! My reporting partner Fred Monrean and I first chose to work on a secret story that we may choose to publish this week so it will remain secret. However, that story not working out led to us having the opportunity to work on an extremely fun story (for the story, click here).

The production “Speech & Debate” was the best play I have seen performed on campus. I had recently been telling my mom that there are rarely any plays set in the current years. Most of them date back to the 1800s, which is fine but gets old sometimes (get it? old). Anyway, this play was written in 2007! So, it had many of the issues or day-to-day situations we find ourselves in or see others go through with a look into teen’s use of technology. There were even completely unexpected moments. It was just plain great. I do want to take the time to send an apology to my friend Matt, because I did not realize they closed the doors after a while. I owe him a ticket. So, make sure to get out there on time this weekend people.

Everything else went great, Fred and I worked together even with our very different schedules. When I was working, he could go and when he was working, I could go. It all worked out and it took us an entire weekend, but we got it done. It was nice seeing how much people were willing to help us out during our interviews. I think that the new actors got some practice in for camera interviews in case they become stars and the actors used to it showed us their interviewing skills. The staff was also nice enough to turn the stage lights on so we could have beautifully lighted interviews. So, here is our grand thank you to everyone involved in this project!

This was a great week and I am sure there are more to come! 🙂

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