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The Theatre program's mission is to serve as an artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural resource for the communities and institutions of southeast North Carolina and beyond.  As an educational center, the student's talents will be continually developed through performance and production techniques based on a comprehensive education in the history, theory, and craft of theater.  We seek to produce graduates who value artistic collaboration and will be leaders in their field and its advocate.





FSU Theatre company announces auditions for its fall productions of The Laramie Project and The Dumb Waiter. Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 21, from 2-5pm in Butler Theater on the main campus of Fayetteville State University.

All are welcome to audition, including FSU students, faculty, staff, and community members. Auditioners should be prepared with a 60-second monologue. There may also be cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals for The Laramie Project will begin on August 22 and run until performances October 9-12. Rehearsals will be weekday late afternoons and/or evenings, plus Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings. Those who are cast will be expected to be fully memorized within two weeks of auditions. The production is directed by FSU Assistant Professor of Theatre, Jeremy Fiebig.

Rehearsals for The Dumb Waiter will begin in September with a read through and occur occasionally throughout September until a full evening rehearsal schedule begins mid-October and runs until performances November 13-16. Those who are cast will be expected to be fully memorized by the first rehearsal. The production is directed by FSU Associate Professor, David Griffie.

The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufmann and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, tells the story of the murder of Matthew Shepard and the aftermath of his killing in the Laramie, Wyoming, community. A total of 8 actors will play multiple parts over the course of the performance.

The Dumb Waiter, by Harold Pinter, explores the nature of paranoia. In a hotel basement, two hit-men wait for their assignment. Each begins to suspect the other in an intense face-off.

Please direct questions to Jeremy Fiebig at



Fayetteville State University Theatre announces The 24 Hour Theatre Project on September 5 & 6. The Project invites participation from FSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as high school juniors and seniors as part of a whirlwind, mini theatre festival in which plays are written, rehearsed, designed, and performed in 24 hours. A trend over the last decade in educational and professional theatres, 24 Hour Theatre has even made its way to Broadway a number of times in recent years.

FSU's brand of 24 Hour Theatre will involve a kickoff event on Friday, September 5, at 7pm in Butler Theater followed by an overnight writing session by playwrights. After finishing their writing by early the next morning, the freshly-minted scripts will be taken up by actors, directors, designers, technicians, and managers who will rehearse the plays throughout the day in time for a 7pm performance of the plays on Saturday night. Students and other interested participants will be able to engage in one of a variety of production areas, from writing to acting to stage management to lighting operation. Participants will be able to apply for participation in their select roles in early March.

The goal of 24 Hour Theatre is to produce fully realized scripts, usually of 10-20 minutes in length, and to put participants into active production roles with intense demands. The result is a mixture of high creativity, artistic impulse, sleep deprivation, temper, improvisation, failure, success, and caffeine. Participants are forced to make decisions on a deadline - a bit like Survivor for theatre - and learn firsthand the necessities of prioritization, problem-solving, and good humor. Above all, 24 Hour Theatre usually sees great success at creating bonds between participants and working to create a community of theatre makers in a short period of time.

The 24 Hour Theatre Project performances begin at 7pm p.m., on Saturday, September 6 in Butler Theater on the FSU campus. Admission is $2 or $1 plus a canned good. Canned goods will be donated to a local charity. The new plays may not be suitable for all audiences.

Key Notes:

-Participation in 24 Hour Theatre requires an application found here:

-Participation in 24 Hour Theatre is not a 24-hour commitment. All participants are expected at the kickoff event, where production teams and casts will be assigned. After that, only playwrights are needed overnight and other team members needed for the next day.

For more information please contact Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor of Theatre, at (910) 672-2574 or


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Student, faculty, and alumni activity

Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor, recently played Macbeth in Gilbert Theater's production of Macbeth. He is playing Sir Robin in CFRT's production of Spamalot.

Ronald Blanks, Jr., 14', appeared in CFRT's production of Return to the Forbidden Planet

Lydia Williamson, '15, appears as Grace in Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of The Piano Lesson

Breana Venable, '11, is an MFA Playwriting student at Rollins University

Deon Lee, '14, appeared in Gilbert Theater's production of RENT as Benny and Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Jarred Harris, '14, works as a Carpenter at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Whitney Manns, '13, worked as a scenic artist for Cape Fear Regional Theatre's The Piano Lesson and Gilbert Theater's Pan.

David Griffie, Associate Professor, recently designed The Little Prince and The Piano Lesson for Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, Assistant Professor, founded and runs Koffee Dance Company in Durham, NC

Phoebe Hall, Professor, regularly works as a professional actor and director in local and regional productions and recently directed Blithe Spirit for Fayetteville Technical Community College

Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor, debuted his play, Pan, at Gilbert Theater

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