Theater students perform
their own work in 'Fatt'
The UH School of Theatre produces many
plays, both main and student productions. While there are a number of roles
that allow students to
shine, there exists a larger number of
students who have equal talent but don't get the opportunity to play those
With this in mind, Alpha Psi Omega's National
Theater Honors Society will play host to this semester's second presentation
of Fatt at 2 p.m.
The show, held at least twice a month,
showcases the talent of the program's finest actors and actresses performing
the most original
material the school has to offer: their
The one-hour show features theater students
who are asked to sign up at least one week before the show's schedule date.
With Fatt, everything goes. Students are
seen in their most embarrassing moments that carry the potential of becoming
the evening's most
"Anyone can perform and show their talent,"
junior theater major and APO president Undreia Lewis said. "We have no
After ending her run as a regular in the
show, Lewis has contributed to the show's production for the past two years.
"Me and my friends used to do this ghetto
girls skit, but we haven't done it for a long time. They're kind of retired
At ease with the familiar audience, most
students rehearse material they are working on personally. Others practice
material such as
one-minute monologues or scenes from plays.
But most of the performances are unconventional
and attempt to stray from material the theater is used to producing, Lewis
"We have rehearsals if it's going to be
difficult," she said. "But it's all about fun; we never try to turn anything
into something bigger."
Theater professors also attend. Some use
it to watch for the growing department's talent that may be overlooked.
UH students are encouraged to attend Fatt.
It is held in the Jose Quintero Lab Theater and admission is free.
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