NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the play “Pullman, WA” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
Dr. Slade Billew, assistant professor of acting and movement for the School of Theatre, directs the one-act play by Young Jean Lee. “Pullman, WA” is about three ordinary people who try (and fail) to give a life-changing self-help seminar.
“It’s a play about the culture of ‘influencers’ who tell others how to live their best life while struggling to not fall apart themselves,” Billew said. The play is recommended for mature audiences.
The cast includes Huffman junior Mike Warren as Mike; Dallas sophomore Emily Edwards as Emily; and Cypress junior Crayten Clendion as Crayten.
The production staff includes Jamie Carroll, Dallas senior, as stage manager and assistant director; Makayla Moreno, Edinburg sophomore, costume designer; and Brooke Philbrick, Nacogdoches sophomore, lighting and sound designer.
Billew teaches acting and movement at SFA. He also choreographs fights and intimacy and directs. He holds post-graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bowling Green State University. In his creative work, Billew explores the boundaries of theatre with a particular interest in direct audience engagement and productions that avoid traditional plotlines.
Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.