College of Fine Arts News Archive

March 2015

  • Staged reading of ‘Mom and Dad’ to help fund School of Theatre’s Scotland trip

    Staged reading of ‘Mom and Dad’ to help fund School of Theatre’s Scotland trip

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    Allison Day
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    Nick Pinelli
    March 3, 2015—Robbie Goodrich

    An upcoming Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre event will help raise funds for theatre students to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, in August where they will present an SFA student-written play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    During the two-week trip to Edinburgh, the School of Theatre will produce two new plays, including “Hate Mail” by SFA playwright-in-residence Jack Heifner and the student-written “Mom and Dad” by Nick Pinelli and Allison Day. Pinelli, The Woodlands senior, and Day, San Antonio senior, wrote the play as an honors project for their class with Heifner.

    A staged reading of “Mom and Dad” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the Upstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

    ““Mom and Dad’ is an eye-opening and humorous piece about gender perceptions,” said Angela Bacarisse, professor of design and arts management at SFA. “The play takes a young couple, newly dating, and throws them into marriage and parenthood. The couple faces the highs and lows of their new life together, and in the end, they have to decide if it is worth moving forward together.”

    Bacarisse will direct both plays.

    Begun in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of several festivals that will take place in Edinburgh while the SFA students are there, has become the largest international theatre arts festival in the world. During festival season, which is three weeks in August, the International Festival, the Festival Fringe, jazz festival, art festival and book festival all take place in Edinburgh.

    Tickets to the reading are $25 each available at the door, and seating is limited. There will be a reception after the performance where patrons may meet the students participating in the project.

    To reserve a seat at the reading or to help fund the students’ travel, contact Bacarisse at or (936) 468-1126. Tax-exempt donations can be made at by clicking on the “give online” tab and writing “Scotland trip” for special instructions.

    Visit to learn more about the SFA School of Theatre.

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  • Flute, piano duo to perform guest recital at SFA

    Flute, piano duo to perform guest recital at SFA

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    Gabriel Sánchez
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    Terry Sánchez
    March 3, 2015—Robbie Goodrich

    Terri and Gabriel Sánchez will perform a guest flute and piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

    Part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the recital will feature the music of Frédéric Chopin, Katherine Hoover, George Barrère, George Chave, Joachim Andersen and Cecile Chaminade.

    Terri Sánchez is the visiting assistant professor of flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and has won many national flute competitions. She also performed with the SMU Meadows and UNT Symphony orchestras as a winner of both university concerto competitions. She has given pedagogy presentations that revolve around a positive, creative approach to flute performance at the National Flute Association Convention, the San Diego Flute Guild Festival, the Texas Flute Symposium and many universities.

    Gabriel Sánchez is the collaborative artist in piano at the University of Texas at Arlington and classical keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has performed throughout the United States and internationally in recital and as a soloist with orchestras, including performances at Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, with the Dallas Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco and the Irving Symphony. He maintains a select private piano studio, is involved with DSO educational outreach programs, and coaches students in workshops and master classes.

    While they are on campus, Terri Sánchez will present a master class for the flute studio and Gabriel Sánchez will clinic the accompanying class.

    Tickets for the concert, which is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music, are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit

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  • Heterodyne Duo recital canceled

    Heterodyne Duo recital canceled

    March 3, 2015—Robbie Goodrich

    A recital by the Heterodyne Duo, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. March 12 in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, has been canceled.

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