Stephen F. Austin State University


SFA to present student-directed 'Antigone in New York'

February 15, 2018
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the full-length play "Antigone in New York" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

"Antigone in New York" is written by Janusz Glowacki. Play translation is by Glowacki and Joan Torres.

Directed by Plano senior Cecily Maucieri, the play is loosely based off the Greek tragedy "Antigone" and centers on the character Anita, a homeless woman who is searching for her boyfriend, Paulie, according to Maucieri. Anita ends up enlisting two Eastern European refugees to help her find Paulie.

The cast includes Palestine senior Olivia Santone as Anita; Pearland junior EJ Villanueva as the Policeman; Lufkin senior Jacob Carr as Sasha; Leander freshman Zach Loveday as Flea; and Tyler sophomore Holden Guinn as Paulie.

The production staff includes Jamie Carroll, Dallas sophomore, as stage manager; Connor Morrison, Princeton senior, assistant stage manager; Katie Irwin, Arlington sophomore, assistant director; Isabel McNeil, Katy junior, scenic designer; Anais Saenz, Houston senior, costume, makeup and hair designer; Kamron Key, Frisco sophomore, lighting designer; and Jessica Tinker-Akers, Marshall graduate student, sound designer.

Faculty production advisor for "Antigone in New York" is Jack Heifner. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit

By Robbie Goodrich
University Marketing Communications
(936) 468-2605