Actor’s Showcase Performance Premieres Thursday

December 16, 2020 | Campus News Performing Arts Theatre

Every year the East Central College Theatre Department Acting I and II students present an onstage showcase of their work — and year will be no exception.

That’s according to Grace Austin, theatre director, who said the Fall 2020 Actor’s Showcase will premiere Thursday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

She explained that the acting students will perform, “The Way Home,” written by St. Louis playwright Will Bonfiglio.

“Will Bonfiglio has again written an original show for the students to perform based on found text and travel advice platforms,” Austin said. “The show covers all concepts of home, road trips, playlists, adventure and returning to where your heart is.”

The performance will premiere on the ECC Theatre YouTube channel at

Austin noted that the play was filmed over three nights in December, with three students joining the class remotely via Zoom.

The actors who performed “The Way Home” are Logan Head, Shania Wilson, Sebastian Monotowine, Grace Allagier, Faythe Anderson, Kennedy Smith, Isabelle Obie, Isaac Corum, Harley Vuocolo, Isaac Gibson, Alex Kreite, Jacob Fitts, Hannah Folk, Dora Bell  and Gavin Salsman.

The “run crew” includes Jarred Snider and Samantha Doepker with lighting design by Bess Moynihan and theatre management by Sylvia Sellers.