Full Frontal Poetry

November 21, 2008

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Theatre X (right inside the Center for the Arts)
$10 general, $7 staff & students

DAILY LOBO: Poets dig for truth in ‘Full Frontal’
by Sara Cobble

An ensemble of UNM students is baring it all onstage.

Baring their souls, that is.

“Full Frontal Poetry,” showing at Theatre X, features the confessional works of 13 actor-writers.

The show, directed by Paul Ford, explores the themes of sin, confession, journey and the loss of innocence through poetry, fable, art and nursery rhyme.

Ford chose 13 ensemble members from an open audition, and the original material surfaced from writing exercises he gave them. Ford said he has used similar exercises in his acting classes, in which he had students write poetry from their characters’ perspectives.

“I had such good poetry,” he said. “I wanted to use it to create a larger show.”



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