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Play written by college students opens Pima Theatre season

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Pima Theatre’s season 22-23 will start with an unique play written by Pima Group Faculty theatre college students: “Ballet & Bagels.”

The play is appropriate for all ages and was primarily written by pupil Missy Fowler and playwright and teacher Milta Ortiz, who’s directing the play.

Ortiz taught a category in spring 2022 referred to as Rules of Dramatic Construction, wherein college students and Ortiz labored collectively to create the draft of a play by the top of the semester. Ortiz stated within the press launch that over the summer season, Fowler labored with Ortiz to rewrite the play. Ortiz then accomplished the ultimate rewrites.

“It has actually been a collaborative expertise, incorporating the concepts and voices of all concerned,” Ortiz stated. “It has been a enjoyable and rewarding expertise.”

The following step for them to proceed to manufacturing was auditions, which led to characters being added to the forged. Ortiz stated she realized having completely different characters from various backgrounds “can perform as a sequence of performs, modeled after a sequence of books, like ‘The Child Sitters’ Membership.'”

“We added a few characters as a result of the scholars who auditioned for the Bagel Boys labored collectively through the callback and that is what the play is all about,” Ortiz stated.

The play tells the story of that various group of younger individuals as they navigate friendships. On the middle of it’s a younger Latina lady who aspires to go to the ballet studio subsequent to Nana’s Bagel Store. She not solely desires to bounce, however she desires to make associates, as it’s one thing she finds herself struggling to do. The Bagel Boys and the Bagel Bros are regulars on the bagel store. All of the elements for friendship are there, however the query is that if the friendship will come true.

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