By Lucy Prebble
Directed by Nancy Saklad
The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved.
Written & Performed by Terri Mateer
A Kind Shot is a critically acclaimed one-woman show by former basketball star and model Terri Mateer (writer/performer). Terri, a 6’1” blonde spitfire, tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. Raised by a single, hippie mom, an African American surrogate father steps in and teaches Terri how to play the game. Clearing six feet in sixth grade, she’s a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri’s unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing Michael Jordan’s headboard, and taking lots of shots at life.
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"It's truly a fresh, brave daring take on the one-woman show. Like nothing ever seen." -Broadway World
The Praxis Series offers majors in the Department of Theatre Arts as well as the New Paltz campus community an opportunity to develop, explore and stretch their creativity and skills outside of the Mainstage Production Season. Praxis projects provide unique challenges and opportunities that enhance and expand student experiences, rather than duplicate, those provided by the Mainstage shows.
The series is a combination of staged readings and two productions produced with New Paltz Players. This is often a vehicle for student written work, work with a social justice message, work from an underrepresented group, or new work still in development. Often, these projects are directed by guest artists as a way of furthering the experience.
*All events subject to change without notice*