Taylor Evans

(Rock Hill, S.C.) — The Winthrop University theatre department is making final preparations for the Spring One-Act Festival, which includes an eclectic mix of one-act plays that are produced entirely by advanced theatre students.

“The One-Act Festival is a bunch of students who took Directing 1, which is just a class on how to direct and wanted to take Directing 2,” said Kaitlyn Dillard, a junior theatre major.

Dillard is one of the seven directors who will display their work during the festival this semester.

The One-Act Festival is put on every semester and all of the plays are designed cast, directed and operated by students.

“There’s no other school that offers students to direct at this level. We’re the only school or university in the entire state that allows that,” Dillard said.

The Spring One-Act Festival runs April 12-14 in the Johnson Studio Theatre, with group A performing April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.

Group B will perform April 13 at 8 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are now available online or through the box office and are $5 with a student ID.

“It is definitely not worth missing,” according to Dillard.