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Southeastern theater student makes writing debut

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University theater student will debut his writing talents in the drama “Parking Lot Babies” Nov. 11 - 14 at Vonnie Borden Theater on the university’s campus.
     Zach Boudreaux, a communications major from Walker, will showcase his play, the first student original play to be given a full staged production at Southeastern. Under the direction of theater instructor James Winter, the play is about the youth of Mark, played by Boudreaux, and wasted days in his life that aren’t recognized soon enough.
     “I am incredibly excited about this project! We have been working on this play for nearly a year, and the students have been involved from day one,” Winter said. “We felt so strongly about Zach’s play and the way it spoke to his schoolmates, that we’ve entered it into this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.”
     “Parking Lot Babies,” which features a Southeastern cast and production design team, will begin at 7:30 p.m. 
     Cast members include Megan Cleveland of Mandeville as Trisha; Jaren Mitchell of New Orleans as Guy; Lee Jeansonne of Covington as Chris; Jessica Mina of Slidell as Brianna; Drew Zeringue of Pearlington, Miss., as Basil; Matthew Kozel of Ponchatoula as Cortley; and Sarah Levesque of Gonzales as Lacey.
     Additional cast members are Quinn Kennedy of Folsom and Megan Ryals and Kate Terrell of Mandeville. Student designers include Amanda Klipsch of Mandeville, scenic design; Jennifer Wolfe of Mandeville, costumes; Tara Bennett of Covington, makeup, and Zeringue, sound.
     Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D. Tickets are available at the Southeastern Theatre box office, (985) 549-2115, in D Vickers Hall. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performance time. 
     For more information, email Winter at or call (985) 549-3546.

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