Time is the theme of “(H)OURS,” a mix of music, poetry and the spoken work to be performed by students in the Wright State Theatre Studies Program.
The production is directed by special guest artist Sierra Leone, a local poet, producer, arts educator, activist and entrepreneur who has written and performed commissioned work for many local and national organizations.
Performances of “(H)OURS” are Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Herbst Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. The performances are free and open to the public.
The inspirational materials for “(H)OURS” was assembled by Leone, who has been described as being able to captivate audiences with her unassuming ingenuity, profound insight and comedic sense of “knowing.”
A Governor’s Award winner, Leone is a writer and the president and artistic director of the OFP Theatre Company. For more than a decade, she has used her vision of of creative urban arts as an artistic medium to bring communities together across racial, cultural, ideological and economic divides.
Leone works with youth arts organizations, schools and community organizations through her company’s educational arm, Signature Educational Solutions. She does girls’ empowerment work through I Am Moon Power, which celebrates the experience of womanhood.
The cast Of “(H)OURS” includes Stewart Stebelton, Abigail Bookman, Samantha Loberstein, Citlally (Lally) Morales, Judy Cronenwett, Erin Ellis, Viktor Seldereshev, Shawn Kimberlin, Sean Brawer, James Sedan, Fiona Finnegan and Zane Beadle.
The stage manager is Kamryn Cosby, with assistants Kyler Spradlin and Joseph Hamzy; Jera Lauderdale, lighting designer; Mariana Gonzalez, lighting; Nathalie Gibson, costume designer; and Allison Hoffmann, crew member.