East Reservations

East Chapel Hill High School Performing Arts

xxThe 2015 One-Act Play Festival

One-Act Play Festival poster final!


The East Chapel Hill High School One-Act Play Festival features four student-directed short plays that range from comedic and jovial to dramatic and thought-provoking.


by Jamie Pachino

Directed by Michelle Everette

Note from the director: “Race” is a piece of verbatim theater, meaning that every word said by an actor was previously said in interviews by real, everyday people.  Over 20 years ago, Studs Terkell asked Americans how they felt about the predominant at the time racial issue in the country and recorded their answers.  This one-act is a cropped version of the stories and opinions of those Americans, all of which are still very much prevalent in today’s society.  As 2014 comes to a close and another year begins, it is imperative that we do not repeat the injustice and hostility and ignorance that dominated our country for a time.  The only way to cure this ignorance and to keep it from following us into the next year and the year after that is to have a discussion that presents the point of view of every different human living in this community.  The word “race” provokes many different emotions and holds many different connotations for different people.  It is important that we hear all of these perspectives so that we can begin to understand each other better.  Only then can we begin to see progress.



by Anne Fleming

Directed by Laura Duque

Note from the director: “Passing” is a contemporary drama which confronts the topics of gender identity and sexual orientation.  It tells the story of a transgender teen with references to the death of American transgender teen, Brandon Teena, raped and assassinated in 1993.  The play also hints at controversial issues in today’s world such as mental health, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ rights.  Labeled PG-13, the play is not recommended for a younger audience but is not restricted.



by Neith Boyce & Hutchins Hapgood

Directed by Brenna Recny


Three Guys and a Brenda

by Adam Bock

Directed by Danielle Katz

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.




Three Guys and a Brenda

by Adam Bock

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


Director-Danielle Katz

Stage Manager-Sam Peltzer

Bob-Melanie McCoy

Joe-Suzanne Acton

Randall-Alie Webb

Brenda-Mira Silveira



by Jamie Pachino

Director-Michelle Everette

Assistant Director-Angelica Goana

Stage Manager-Brandon Dale

White Man-Evan Statile

White Woman-Dora Pekec

Black Man-Arrington Luck

Black Woman-Zaynah Gatling

This show was adapted from the verbatim piece RACE by Studs Terkel. The link to Studs’ website containing the names of the people he interviewed is located below:




by Anne Fleming

Director-Laura Duque

Stage Manager-Marianna Levithan

Gail-Caroline Banks Sharp

Dan-Ems Balcom



by Neith Boyce and Hutchins Hapgood

Director-Brenna Recny

Stage Manager-Susannah Broun

He-Austin Lord

She-Ariel Dale


Production Team

Producer-Hope Hynes Love

RACE Dramaturg-Sarah Sconyers

Production Stage Manager-Tynan Miller

Publicity-Simone Speizer, Miranda Pratt


Technical Team

Set Designer-Samantha Yi

Lighting Designers-Baxter Barrett, David Castleberry

Sound Designer-Jack Wright

Sound Board Operator-Natalie Perez

Prop Designer-Camille Witt

Costume Designers-Maria Peralta, Libby Kelly

Hair and Makeup Designers-Maria Peralta, Libby Kelly


Box Office and House

Box Office-Kendall Chan, Simone Speizer, Miranda Pratt, Dean Kivotidis, Hope Hynes Love, Jeff Alguire

Head Usher-Tynan Miller

Ushers-Dean Kivotidis, Jacob Childres




Celia LaBranche

Burkhard “Wake” Huey

The Fox Family

Victoria Breeden

James Jolles

Ana Radulescu

Caroline Sherman

Theresa Grywalski

PTSA of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools

Hugh & Joyce Rosser

The Lamason Family

The Poole Family

Caroline Sherman

Victoria Breeden

The Radulescu Family

Community Youth Theater

Victoria Park Florist

Trader Joe’s of Chapel Hill

The Olgesby Family

Bobbi Caraher

Sandy Daston


Associated Scaffolding

The Lee Family

Carol Manzon

Patti & Holden Thorp

The Wiener Family

Andre Tamers & Cindy Cuomo

The Katz Family

The Thomason Family

Wells Fargo Bank

The Bevington Family

Rus Hames & Arcadis

Pamela Krakow

Gail Zelig

Arshavsky Family

Anne Fleming

The Moore Family



Thank You

Dale Wolfe

Jeff Alguire 🙂

Playmakers Repertory Company

Hope Hynes Love

Carolyn Cotton

Drake Love

Camille Witt

Jack Wright

Laverne Rigsbee

Ms. Ward Satterfield

Sarah Sconyers

Youth Advocates for Change

Selection Committee


After School Production Season Mission Statement

Over the course of four years, we seek to educate and prepare students to participate in professional and recreational theatrical experiences for a lifetime beyond the high school environment.

With that in mind, we seek to expose audiences, performers, and technicians to as wide a variety of genres, artistic processes and themes as possible while producing shows we feel present age and talent appropriate challenges, foster intellectual and emotional growth, and spark relevant discussions within the school community.

We seek to produce, cast and advertise shows in ways that are both participation and curriculum inclusive.