Miscellaneous Projects

 2012-2017

Here is a look into the various projects directed by Ward during his Undergraduate studies at K-State as well as small projects in the Kansas City area.  These projects include several Playwright Festivals, 24-Hour Play Festivals, and Lunchbag Theatre productions.

 

In Lunchbag Theatre, a school extracurricular that allows additional lab hours for students to workshop productions, Ward directed A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Completeness by Will Eno.

A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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Completeness
Completeness

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire

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Featuring

Ben Deghand as Stanley/Don

Cat Huck as Blanche/Lauren

Katherine Boulanger as Stella/

Cody O'Hare as Elliot

Sam Johnson as Harold Mitchell

Production Team

Director: Mitchell J. Ward

Lighting Design: Katie Helmer

Sound Op: Lauren Brown, Cody LaCrone

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The City Theatre of Independence hosted their 2017 annual Playwright Festival in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri. Ward directed a new, ten-minute play entitled Post Nora Stress Disorder by Hal Corley. This play is a spin-off of the famous works of the late Norwegian playwright, Henrick Ibsen.

Larry Morris and Matt Hentges
Larry Morris and Matt Hentges

Photo by Erin Brown

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Dr. Solness and Mr. Helmer
Dr. Solness and Mr. Helmer

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Matt and Larry
Matt and Larry

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Larry Morris and Matt Hentges
Larry Morris and Matt Hentges

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Featuring

Matthew Hentges as Mr. Helmer

Larry Morris as Dr. Solness

Production Team

Director: Mitchell J. Ward

Playwright: Hal Corley

Stage Manager: Joyce Stone

Festival Coordinator: Ernest Williams

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Outdoor Playbox Theatre (Formerly entitled Theatre Alfresco) began as a way for theatre students at K-State to remain actively engaged in reading plays and performing during the less-active summer months in Manhattan, Kansas. Founded by Mitch and a few of his friends, this small project grew to be one of the most rewarding parts of his collegiate career. Every Sunday, students would read, cast, and perform selected plays in just one day, and every play was performed out doors in one of Manhattan's several outdoor theatres. Some of the plays performed include Neil Simon's The Star Spangled Girl, John Cariani's Almost, Maine, and Roberts Askin's Hand to God.

Theatre Alfresco
Theatre Alfresco

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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Theatre Alfresco
Theatre Alfresco

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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Table Work
Table Work

Photo by Codie Van Meter

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Theatre Alfresco
Theatre Alfresco

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Featuring

Cory Jennett

Joseph Sheppard

Danielle Levings

Angelica McKinnis

Clay Massingill

Mark Young

Drew George

Codie Van Meter

Mitchell J. Ward

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24-Hour Play Festivals at Kansas State were fun and engaging ways to create new plays in a very short amount of time. Students were assigned tasks of writing, directing, and acting in ten-minute plays created and performed all within a 24-hour time span.

24-Hour Play Fest. 2016
24-Hour Play Fest. 2016

Photo by Mitchell J. Ward

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24-Hour Play Fest. 2015
24-Hour Play Fest. 2015

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24-Hour Play Fest. 2016
24-Hour Play Fest. 2016

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Featuring

Darrington Clark

Ben Deghand

Chris Daniels

Sam Johnson

Alicia Monceaux

Clay Massingill

Elizabeth Cook

Mallory Diekmann

Mark Young

Willy Evans

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