FSU’s Center for Literary Arts Presents Eighth Annual One-Act-Play Festival

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FSU and ACM Hosting Events for International Day of Peace PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:59

Each year, the world observes Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. For 2017, Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland will highlight the importance of peace globally, in our communities and within ourselves through the following series of events, all of which are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in FSU’s Cordts Physical Education Center Hall of Fame Room, FSU will feature a screening of Richard Attenborough’s timeless Mahatma Gandhi biopic, “Gandhi,” winner of the 1982 Academy Award for Best Picture.

On Thursday, Sept. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. in ACM’s Serenity Garden Labyrinth, the Peace Studies Club will host a meditation for peace walk. In addition, throughout the day, ACM’s Advisory Center will host a selfie booth, inviting participants to snap a cell-phone picture with a #LoveThyNeighbor banner, which can be shared on social media accounts to publicly support the day’s message of peace.

On Friday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. the FSU campus community will come together between the Gira Center and the Compton Science Center to dedicate Frostburg’s “Tree of Peace and Humanity” in honor of Gandhi’s life work and message.

At 2 p.m. on Friday, following the tree dedication at FSU, students from FSU and ACM will participate in “Planting Seeds of Peace,” an interactive public presentation by Srimati Karuna, director of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C.

Planting Seeds of Peace will explore Gandhi’s enduring message of peace, his philosophies and his life’s work, as well as ways people can practice the concept of peace in their lives. Since Karuna became director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in 2006, she has devoted herself to presenting Gandhi’s ideals and message, as well as the spiritual and cultural heritage of India. Karuna earned her undergraduate degree in international studies and master’s degrees in teaching and international peace and conflict resolution from American University in Washington, D.C.

The events at FSU have been made possible by the Sandhir Foundation in coordination with the FSU Foundation. For more information about the events at FSU, contact Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, associate professor of communication studies at FSU, at 301-687-4480 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The events at ACM have been made possible by ACM’s Democracy Commitment Committee, the Peace Studies Club, the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and other student clubs. For more information about the events at ACM, contact Dr. Diane McMahon, associate professor of sociology at ACM, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or leave a message at 301-784-5306.

To learn more about the Gandhi Memorial center, visit www.gandhimemorialcenter.org.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
 
 
FSU’s Center for Literary Arts Presents Eighth Annual One-Act-Play Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 18 September 2017 07:02

The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts will host its eighth annual One-Act-Play Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Palace Theater, 31 E. Main St. in Frostburg, featuring a full performance of the winning play and staged readings of the second- and third-place winners of the annual One-Act-Play competition.

The international competition’s festival also features a talkback with writers, actors and directors and a reception to follow. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the performances will begin at 7 p.m.

Andrea Fleck Clardy, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is the competition’s first-place winner. Her play, “Small Talk,” is about two colleagues and their spouses who are spending an evening together, an evening filled with wine and discussion. The night takes an honest turn, and the conversation becomes more straightforward as time progresses.

Jesse Nepivoda, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the competition’s runner-up. He wrote “In the End There Was Snow,” which involves two men existing in a deficient ecosystem while anticipating the end. The play has similarities to Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.”

The third-place winner, Reuel Olin, of San Diego, Calif., wrote “The Gift,” about a man who has the chance to gain knowledge from his deceased partner’s student.

One-Act Play Competition submissions are judged on multiple factors, including plot and character development.

Tickets for the event cost $5 for FSU’s students and $10 for the general public, and can be purchased at the Center for Literary Arts, Main Street Books and the Allegany Arts Council. For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 301-687-4340, or visit the center’s website at www.frostburg.edu/cla.

The event is sponsored by the Community Trust Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council and the city of Frostburg.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
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