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One Act Festival Runs May 3rd-7th at the Great Basin College Theatre

The Elko Theatre Coalition invites you to an evening of performance art like you've never seen before!

Silver Stage Players, Great Basin College Theatre Program, and Ghost Light Productions have joined forces to form the Elko Theatre Coalition (ETC). The purpose of the ETC is to pool our performance art resources to bring our community together on cooperative theatre projects.

As our first official project of the ETC, we're excited to invite you to the first annual One Act Festival! Join first time, as well as, seasoned directors and actors for an evening of community theatre at its best. With a wide array of topics, you can expect a night of great variety.

The One Act Festival runs May 3rd-7th at the Great Basin College Theatre. The show starts at 7:30 pm each night, and admission is $5 dollars at the door.

You can enjoy five short plays, four of which are original plays written by Great Basin College Students. The plays are:

  • Silence Your Cell Phone, by Andrew Dolberg
  • I Did it for Love, by Ben Jensen
  • The Brain, by Thomas Stafford
  • Pregnancy Test, by Andrew Dolberg
  • Am I Blue, by Beth Henley

There will also be a couple of evenings with additional short plays performed by THTR 105 acting students as their final project.

Most of the plays are about ten minutes long.

Help us celebrate this wonderful coming together of Elko community theatre. We hope that this is the first of many annual events for the Coalition.

Please contact the Elko Theatre Coalition at with any questions.

Who We Are and What We Do!

The Great Basin College Theater Program has been transforming the American Theatre Experience since 1996. As part of the Great Basin College Arts and Letters Department, students and faculty join together for enlightened experiences of fine arts, humanities, English, foreign language and communication. The programs are critical components of every academic and training degree program offered by the college.

GBC Theatre offers courses in acting, oral interpretation, stage voice, movement for the stage, theatre technology, dramatic analysis and more. Special Topic courses are added to the schedule regularly, generally taking advantage of the specific skills GBC Theatre’s many guest artists and instructors can provide. In the past, courses in playwrighting, armature, effects makeup, Suzuki Movement Training, stage combat and comedy improv have been offered.

As the mission of Great Basin College has expanded, so has its reach. The college service area now includes more than half of Nevada’s seventeen counties, covers 80% of Nevada’s geographical area, and serves five percent of the state’s total population. It’s a big state, and Great Basin College intends to educate it. Using state of the art distance learning technologies, students in even the furthest reaches of Nevada will have equitable access to the opportunities higher education has been providing to their urban counterparts for decades. It requires fierce commitment from the college and creates a tremendous opportunity for the entire state of Nevada.

GBC theatre now offers almost all of its courses using distance-learning technologies. By combining traditional theatre teaching techniques with advanced technologies, students are accessing a learning experience with seasoned theatre professionals that heretofore had not even been conceived. And, what’s more, they are being prepared for the theatre of today. Added to other fine arts and humanities courses already offered with distance technologies, and it is easy understand why Great Basin College is recognized as one of the most efficient and innovative colleges in the state.




For More Information Contact

John Patrick Rice Ph.D.
Director of Theatre
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2240

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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