4th Annual 10-Minute Play Competition Begins Friday

Alpha Psi Omega, Oklahoma Christian’s theater honor society, is hosting its annual faith-based 10-minute play competition this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. in Judd Theater. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Unity in the Body.” All five plays are original, student-written scripts that were selected by a panel of faculty judges. Each play’s writer also serves as director. In addition, both judges and audience members will select the best play, and the winner will be revealed after the Sunday performance.

The competition is one way in which the theater program seeks to incorporate faith and learning, according to Barrett Huddleston, assistant professor of communication. In addition, the competition features different styles of plays.

Annetta Bacon’s play is titled “Soap Opera for Jesus,” while Patricia Middleton’s play is titled “Future Perfect.” Michael Raftery will direct “Moravian Missions,” and Zeth McNeal directs “About to Jump.” Oklahoma Christian’s student admissions’ drama ministry team, Unbound, performs “The Body Skit.”

The plays are suitable for ages 10 and up.

Following the 10-minute play competition, Alpha Psi Omega will also host a campus-wide Bible reading that will begin Oct. 4 and finish when volunteer readers have completed reading the entire Bible in one continuous session. The event will occur in the Gaylord room of the student center and coincides with OC’s Quest Bible lectureship. The event will symbolically celebrate the bond Christians share over scripture through public, cooperative reading.