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Alums Represent the School of Theatre in The Araca Project

Published June 30, 2014
Design for a poster for "Mare in the Men's room" by David Kimple

“Mare in the Men’s room” by David Kimple

Two School of Theatre alums have been selected to represent FSU in the Off-Broadway bootcamp called The Araca Project. Catie Humphreys (BA Theatre, 2009) and David Kimple (BFA Acting, 2010) have spent this week in master-classes with Broadway and Off-Broadway professionals that are helping to bridge the gap between school and professional theatre. These master-classes are part of The Araca Project’s Producing Intensive, an opportunity for artists to participate in workshops in such areas as general management, publicity, press, marketing and technical direction. The Producing Intensive will culminate during the fall of 2014, when their piece, Mare in the Men’s Room (written by Kimple), will be produced in New York City.

The School of Theatre at Florida State is one of five universities, nationally, that has partnered with the Araca Group for this incredible opportunity. The goal of The Araca Project is to give artists a pride of ownership in their careers by providing a forum, which both manifests their artistic visions and galvanizes classroom theory with real world action. By giving artists the opportunity to take on the full artistic and fiscal responsibilities of producing their work Off-Broadway, The Araca Project will endeavor to embolden these artists to recognize the power of the entrepreneurial spirit in shaping one’s artistic destiny.

“It is such an honor to be the first group from Florida State to be a part of this program. The Araca Group is doing something unprecedented by creating this bridge for theatre producers. It’s really quite amazing.” – David Kimple

“We are so grateful for this opportunity. Every day sheds light on something new and exciting for us to learn and to be in this position is remarkable. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we are certainly up for the challenge. It’s GOOD to be a ‘Nole!” – Catie Humphreys

To learn more, visit The Araca Project online and for more information about our alums and how to support their projects, please visit Goldfish Memory Productions Kickstarter.

Upcoming Events

General Auditions
August 24, 2014
The Fallon Theatre

The School of Theatre will hold General Auditions on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 10:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm in the Richard G. Fallon Theatre in the Fine Arts Building, on the corner of Copeland and Call Streets. You may make an audition appointment by emailing: