UCA students to present devised puppet slam

Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host a devised theatre puppet slam titled “Peace, Love, and Refugee” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street in Conway.

“Peace, Love, and Refugee” will consist of short collaborative theatre performances. These productions will be written by UCA students and focus on their interpretations of the word, ‘refugee.’

There is a $5 admission with proceeds going to El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center in Little Rock.

“Devised theatre is when collaborative ideas are combined with improvisational methods and movement techniques in order to create a thought-provoking performance,” said Jordyn Daniels, UCA senior and president of UCA’s Alpha Psi Omega Chapter.

“When we started our workshop series, some students didn’t know what devised theatre was. It has been a great experience seeing them discover this theatre art form, especially with it focusing on a topic that is so relevant in recent events.”

Students had the opportunity to take devised theatre workshops with April Gentry-Sutterfield and puppetry workshops with Katie Campbell through special funding from UCA’s Student Government Association.

Tickets will be sold at the door. Some performances may contain adult content. More information is available online at www.uca.edu/theatre/apo_events/ or by contacting Melissa Kordsmeier, UCA Theatre Business Manager and Alpha Psi Omega staff adviser, at mkordsmeier@uca.edu or (501) 450-5092.

Alpha Psi Omega is under the umbrella of the UCA Theatre program. The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.