RU Players

The Players organization is designed for students interested in furthering their development and appreciation of drama and related opportunities. The players member can participate in either an acting, or technical aspect of theater or can be an enthusiastic audience member.

Any Rockhurst student may be part of the Players.

Office Information: Devon Whitton, Theatre (President of Players)
1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 501-4040 

2013-2014 Officers

President: Junior Devon Whitton

Vice-President: Junior Aretha Johnson

Secretary: Junior Riley Cook, pre-med major, art minor

Treasurer:  Sophomore Michael Doyle

Service/Fund Raising: Mitchell King

Public Relations: Senior Marcus Barchers and Junior Bethany Phillips

Players includes within its structure the National Theatre Honor Society, Alpha Psi Omega. We are the Phi Eta chapter.

Schedule for Fall 2013

Auditions for Language of Angels and An Enemy of the People August 26 4-6 pm & 27 6-7 pm Mabee Theater

October 10-13 Language of Angels

November 21-24 An Enemy of the People

NOTE from President 2013-14

September: Picnic/Croquet at Mitchell's house. And POSSIBLY a Reader's Theater for the community kids in the RUCC?       

October: Masquerade in the Convo (we would charge for admission as a fundraiser) and then a Murder Mystery party at Mitchell's house. 

November: Potluck (make-shift Thanksgiving Dinner) and an Ugly Sweater Party (because we won't have a December Party)

February: Flash Dance to "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror! (pending on faculty approval)  and then a Romantic Comedy night at Mitchell's.

March: Dinner Theater (Possibly Black Comedy? Or a bunch of Greenlight Scripts?) in the cafeteria. 

April: Relay for Life

May: End of the Year Picnic  

These would all take place on the second Saturday of every month, if everything is approved.         

 As far as meetings are concerned, we want to do regular bi-monthly meetings with all the Players. At the first meeting, we'll discuss T-Shirt designs and payment options.
We don't want random people showing up JUST to get a T-Shirt. 

Players Awards 2012-2013

Best Actor, James Fister

Best Actress, Laura Williams

Best New Actor, Jack Bystrek

Best New Actress, Claire Weiss

Most Valuable Player, Elizabeth Amegbeto

Player of the Year, Lord Mitchell King

Bets Techie, Riley Cook

Players Awards 2011-2012

Best Actor,Tommy Adams

Best Actress, Hannah Alsbach

Outstanding Technical Service, Aaron Byous, Sarah Bruening

Best New Actor, Marcus Barchers

Best New Actress, Bethany Phillips

Best Director, Lauren Hernandez

Best Playwright, James Fister

Most Valuable Player, Lauren Hernandez

Players Awards 2010-2011 

Best Actor, Brian Talbert

Best Actress, Erin Scott

Outstanding Technical Service, Chris Rundle

Best New Actor, Mitchell King

Best New Actress, Erica Fumagalli

Best Director, Marqwan Sirls

Best Playwright, Chris Rundle

Most Valuable Player, Lauren Hernandez

Player of the Year, Erin Scott

Players Awards 2009-2010

Best Actor, Tommy Adams

Best Actress, Lauren Giesler

Best Techie, Sarah Bruening

Best New Actor, Danny Grumich

Best New Actress, Lindsay Adams

Best Director, Carma Richey

Best Playwright, Byron Gillman

Most Valuable Player, Kevin Reynolds

Player of the Year, Lauren Giesler