Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: UW-Green Bay theater professor’s play gains momentum in Texas
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The ball got rolling recently for a play by Thomas Campbell, Ph.D, of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty. The first public staged readings for Campbell’s full-length drama, “Faithfall,” were held at Texas A&M University-Commerce. According to a news release: “Faithfall” will be given its world premiere at UWGB later this school year when UWGB students mount a recorded production. The three staged readings in Texas were streamed online with no live audience in attendance. The UWGB production also will be streamed. The staged readings in were part of the “New Play Development Series” at Texas A&M-Commerce. Staged readings are common as a way for playwrights and producing entities to get a feel for the dynamics of a new play. Often, adjustments to scripts are made from them.