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Events | Arts and SciencesNovember 07, 2022

UAFS Drama Club to Perform Hartseer

The Drama Club at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will be presenting an original, student-written, devised theatre performance in November.

“Hartseer” will be performed Nov. 17-19 at the Breedlove Auditorium on the UAFS Campus, 5210 Grand Ave. Performances will be at 7 p.m. each evening with an additional matinee performance on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.

In devised theatre, a group working together creates the script and performs it, often with improvisation.

“Devised theatre is a vital and enriching step in any actor’s education,” said Cody Banning, adjunct theatre professor. “Shows like these teach the true value of ensemble and improv in a narrative setting. These shows also allow the cast and crew to truly be creative, collaborative, and let their talent soar above a common bound.”

“Hartseer” explores themes of grief and trauma and highlights the importance of support structures, coping, and coming out on the other side of the process.

Students involved in the production are

Griever 1: Laura Bennetzen, Poteau, Oklahoma; Isabel Cenobio, Green Forest, Arkansas; Morgan Whalen.

Griever 2: Robert Montgomery, Fort Smith; Tate Carnley, Patterson, Louisiana.

Griever 3: Kenzi Sutherlin, Baltimore, Maryland.

Griever 4: Bradyn Sanders, Velma-Alma, Oklahoma.

Chorus: Ace Motley, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Zoe Russ, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Hat: Jamarion Davidson, Poteau, Oklahoma.

Scarf 1: Shayla Woodley, Greenwood.

Scarf 2: TJ Dudley, Miami, Florida.

Boot 1: Alyssa Foley, Greenbrier, Arkansas.

Boot 2: Res Smith, Poteau, Oklahoma.

Tickets are required and can be purchased at or 479-788-7300. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors. Tickets are free for members of the UAFS community but must be reserved.