Arts & Life Editor
It’s that time of year again when the Denison Independent Theater Association (DITA) assembles a wonderfully eclectic and diverse selection of one-act plays for the Denison community to enjoy.
According to the group’s Facebook page, DITA is a student-run organization that aims to provide Denison students an opportunity and means to organize and engage in independent theatre production to enrich artistic life on campus.
According to Rohaan Unvala ‘17, junior officer and properties manager of DITA, the process for the one acts is as follows: based on the number of applications for directors DITA receives, DITA first picks the directors and lets them read through the submitted scripts. After reading them over, the directors will send in their top choices.
The DITA officers then match up a director to a script. “In an ideal situation, no two directors will have the same top choice of script,” Unvala said.
DITA then holds open auditions with cold reads with the directors. From this point, the cast is decided.
Access to the prop closet is provided, and rehearsals are between the director and the cast unless they also want the writer in the rehearsals as well.
This spring semester will be offering everything from a parody of the one acts themselves, a pie and wine night to a tale of a sloth kingdom.
With a total of four performances, check out the box to the right to see a preview of what’s to come April 1st and 2nd.