Communication Theatre Productions:
The Amish Project and Every Brilliant Thing
In early November, Communication professor Doug Joiner directed two student theatre
The Amish Project, written by Jessica Dickey, is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse
shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged
in its wake.
"Extraordinary... compelling... the play is also a remarkable piece of writing."
— The New York Times, referring to the original
Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan, was a one-man interactive performance acted by communication
major Benjamin Evans. Reminiscing about his life with a clinically depressed mother,
the character explains how he coped by creating a list of "every brilliant thing"
in his life.
“EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of
life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.”
—The Independent (London), in reference
to the original production.
Student Video Contest
Beginning film students create PSAs against electronic cigarettes
Students in Dr. Luis Rocha Antunes' filmmaking class have been introduced to video
production, most for the first time. In the past few months they have learned, among
other things, the basics of shooting and editing a video. For a class project they
created public service announcements (PSAs) raising awareness of the dangers of vaping
and electronic cigarettes. The public was invited to vote on their favorite PSA video.
Voting ended on November 7. Click below to view the winners!
View student finalist PSA videos!