Conference chooses play authored by Bethany professor

“Frost,” a play authored by Greg LeGault, associate professor of theatre at Bethany College, has been accepted for a reading at the Fifth Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Neb., May 29-June 5.

The play was chosen from a field of more than 400 entries. Its reading will give LeGault the opportunity to meet and work with top playwrights and scholars from across the United States. This will be LeGault’s second trip to the festival. Last year, his play “In The Wake”, co-authored with Michael Speller, was featured.

“Frost” is set during an evening at the opera that has unexpected consequences for Robert and Carla, a husband and wife who have become relative strangers to one another. Any hopes for their future hinges on the recovery of a shared past, and the rediscovery of each other.

LeGault holds a B.A. in theatre performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.A. in theatre history and criticism from Ohio University-Athens, and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC). A recipient of the 2003 Bethany Mortvedt Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, LeGault also has received the SIUC Christian H. Moe Playwriting Award for Best Short Play and the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 1998 Dale Wasserman Drama Award.

His plays have been produced at SIUC, the University of Wisconsin-Marinette’s Theatre on the Bay, Bethany College, the Orlando Fringe Festival, Strawdog Theatre in Chicago and the Cleveland Women’s Theatre Project. He has worked as an actor, director, designer and playwright. Currently, in addition to teaching at Bethany, he serves as designer and technical director of the Young Thespian Players children’s theatre troupe in Emporia, Kan.

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