Our theatrical production of five original performance poems: Concrete Hearts, Ms. Negativity, Amputation, A Winter’s Harvest, and Making Sense of Scents and Cents. Because they were no stage directions written in the poems, the directors had complete creative control with the pieces.

Program Director – Michael Verderber
Lights and Sound by Michael Verderber, Vanessa Vargas, Kyle Hampton

Set Design by Michael Verderber

CONCRETE HEARTS
by Melissa Anne Scott DIRECTOR – Aurelia “Ro” Guzman
CAST:
Honor – Vanessa Vargas Reader – Lyn Sanchez
Greek God – O’Ryan White
Greek Goddess – Brandie Santiago Ren – Renato Regalado
Party Girls – Griselda Gonzales, Felicia Morin

MS. NEGATIVITY
by Gabriel Ruiz DIRECTOR – Melissa Anne Scott
CAST:
Ms. Negativity – Christina Garcia Reader – Felicia Morin
Boyfriend – James Taylor Maupin IV

AMPUTATION
by Michael Verderber DIRECTOR – Rick Saenz
CAST:
GI – James Taylor Maupin IV Uyen – Elisa Llaralde
VC/Reader – Heraclio Gonzales, Jr. VC/Girl/Reader – Jannah Morales
Boss/Reader – Philip Anderson

A WINTER’S HARVEST
by Michael Verderber
DIRECTOR – Gabriel Ruiz
CAST:
Pawn #1 – Stephanie Wright Pawn #2 – Edgar Torres
Pawn #3 – Ron Garza Pawn #4 – Jessica Cuellar
Pawn #5 – Cindy Gutierrez / Gabriel Ruiz

MAKING SENSE OF SCENTS AND CENTS
by O’Ryan White DIRECTOR – Michael Verderber
CAST:
The Poet – David Gutierrez The Mathematician – Michael Leimon
The Lover – Kyle Hampton Ms. Random – Pearl Garza
The Direkter – Michael Verderber

THANKS TO
The Language and Literature Department

HIGHLIGHT: Watching the creativity flowing from the directors as all of the pieces were written with no preconceived notion of their production.

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