Campus & Community

DeBaun Center hosts third annual Stevens One Act Festival

Hoboken, NJ - DeBaun Center for Performing Arts is proud to present the third annual Stevens One Act Festival as the opening its 2011–2012 Theater Series.  The Festival will run for one weekend on September 16 & 17, 2011 at 8 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium, 24 5th Street, on the corner of Hudson Street, in Hoboken, NJ.
The Stevens One Act Festival is a collaboration between DeBaun Center, Stevens Dramatic Society, Theta Alpha Phi and Stevens Off Center.  The Festival will consist of one-act melodramas set in 1898, 1933 and 1937, and an original one-act comedy set in present time.  Two of the works are by established playwrights, one of the works is written by a Stevens alumnus and the last work is written by a current Stevens student. All of the one acts are performed by Stevens students and alumni and directed by Stevens students, alumni or staff members.

The plays include: Curses, The Villain is Foiled! Or, Hearts and Flowers by Henry Rowland, produced by DeBaun Center and directed by Robert Gonzales Jr.; The Balloonists’ Daughter Or, The Villain Was Full of Hot Air by Eddie Cope and Carl L. Williams, produced by Stevens Dramatic Society and directed by DJ Chapman; Accuse It or Lose It by Matthew “Nando” Kelly ‘12, produced by Stevens Off Center and directed by Matthew “Nando” Kelly; and, The Good Ship Pride of Communipaw Flats by James T. Costigan ‘33, produced by Theta Alpha Phi and directed by Frank Riccobono.  

DeBaun Center for Performing Arts presents the One Act Festivals at Stevens because “there’s a lot of theatrical talent at Stevens that is usually not seen by the general public,” says David Zimmerman, Executive Director.  “We created the One Act Festivals to specifically focus on Stevens students.”
For complete information on the Stevens One Act Festival, please visit DeBaun Center’s website at, email [email protected] or call 201-216-8933.

Tickets for the Stevens One Act Festival are $5 for general admission.  To purchase tickets online, please visit
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