By Trevon Yarber
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre program will present an original devised piece, “Rub Some Glitter On It”, Feb. 16-18 at Bridges Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center.

No tickets are required for the event.

Performances, directed by UCA student Zoe Allison, are set for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18.

“’Rub Some Glitter On It’ is an original devised piece created by a small group of UCA theatre students,” Allison said. “It uses a dystopian story to explore modern ideas about the roles of women in our society.  Beginning with a process of interviewing various women in our lives, this creative team has created an original piece of theatre in direct response to current events.  We hope the audience will come away with a different understanding of the feminine strength that often holds our society together.”

Melissa Kordsmeier, business manager for UCA Theatre, said the devised theatre begins unscripted, but through collaboration and creativity, a work of art is brought to life.

“I’m always proud of our students when they step outside of their comfort zone to create theatre about current events and social issues,” Kordsmeier said. “These students selected this topic months prior to the Women’s March, which ended up being the largest protest in U.S. history. This is obviously very relative.”

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. 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.