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The Carroll University Scenes and Shorts Festival is an eclectic and daring collection of plays, scenes, dance and improv. Follow performers around the Otteson for a night of boundary pushing works including an exhibition of the history of theatre censorship. The festival features a one act play titled MUD, scenes from plays; BUG and GAGGLE of SAINTS,exploratory dance workshop; GRAVITY, and an improvised play from Carroll's own improv team, Funny Bone Mafia.
Mud by María Irene Fornés | Directed by Ryan Albrechtson '16
Mud, by profound playwright María Irene Fornés, explores the impoverished lives of Mae, Lloyd and Henry as they find themselves twisted into a dysfunctional love triangle full of lust, power struggles, and a whole lot of dirt.
Bug by Tracy Letts | Directed by Allyson Imig '16
A drug addict trying to string her life back together after years of abuse. A Gulf War Veteran on the verge of a mental breakdown. A seedy motel room covered in bugs, tin foil, and secrets. What could be more romantic? Bug, by Tracy Letts, will leave your skin crawling.
A Gaggle of Saints by Neil LaBute | Directed by Alexis Furseth '15
A young couple in love retell the events that transpired on a romantic trip to Manhattan. As the story continues on, it begins to diverge and reveal the gruesome truth of that night. A Gaggle of Saints examines the power of facades, as well as a person’s capacity for secrets.
Improvised One-Act Play performed by Funny Bone Mafia
Funny Bone Mafia is a student organization on campus revolving around improvisation. Much like the familiar television-show Whose Line Is It Anyway? FBM will be creating one long story from the audience’s suggestions, creating a different experience every night.
Gravity: A Movement Piece directed by Andrea Klohn '17
An experimental movement piece created by Andrea Klohn ’17, Gravity attempts to heal the pain of love and loss through the art of dance. A combination of solo and group numbers, this inspiring piece ties the CUSS Festival together, serving as an interlude between each performance.
BIOTCH: A Dramaturgy Exhibit created by Allyson Imig '16 and Abbi Hess ‘17
BIOTCH (Bringing Insight On Theatre Censorship History) is an exhibit that will be in featured in the Otteson Theatre lobby revolving around censorship in theatre. The exhibit will include a timeline and historical artifacts.