SHERBURNE – Like any good sports coach, Colleen Law-Tefft knows that you should always be on the lookout for new talent, grooming potential stars as they come up through the ranks. Only her players aren’t athletes, they’re actors.
To build participation in her Sherburne-Earlville Drama Club, Law-Tefft puts on a show of short, one-act plays each fall. “It’s really good training and preparation for the bigger shows,” the veteran drama coach said. Producing 11 one-act plays, each clocking in at 10 minutes or less, is a great way “to see who’s out there,” Law-Tefft said. In her current cast of about 40 students in grades 6-12, the director said about half are brand-new to her, and to the S-E stage.
This eclectic troupe of actors – and directors, playwrights, set builders, painters, costumers, props managers and stage crew – will present “Acting Up!” an evening of one-act comedies and dramas, at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the S-E high school auditorium. Tickets are $5.