Panowski Playwriting Award Winner

Panowski Playwriting Award Winner

A Devised Work by NMU Students
In place of our Panowski Playwriting Award this year, our students will have the opportunity to create a brand new piece of theatre around a theme through creative collaboration. More details to come… please stay tuned!

Thursday, February 4 at 7:30pm

Friday, February 5 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 6 at 1:00pm

Saturday, February 6 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm

Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm

Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm

Tickets are $17 General Public, $12 NMU Employee/Senior/Military, and $5 NMU Students. 


A link to the live stream of the performance will be emailed to ticket holders before their chosen date.

Cast List


Dawson Del Preto

Danae DeValve

Kate Karling

Jacob Laitinen

Kortney Manchip

Rebecca Piepszak

Sophie Shrauger

Will Smith

Alec Vanhorn

Samantha Wardisiani

Zoe Zimmer

Creative Team


Director Sophie Sam
Artistic Director Lex van Blommestein
Scenic Designers Lex van Blommestein, Ross W. Johnson
Costume Designer Joel Shinavier
Sound Designer William Squires IV
Lighting Designer Megan Hibbard
Properties Designer Sylvia Bednarczyk
Production Stage Manager Toni Danz
Technical Director Ross W. Johnson

Additional Artistic Staff


Assistant Director Erin Culp
Assistant Technical Director Ethan Rickert

Forest Roberts Theatre Staff


Director of Theatre Bill Digneit
Production Manager David Pierce
Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Scene Shop Foreman Ross Johnson
Properties Artisan Keli Crawford-Truckey
Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Marketing Manager Lilith Kontos