Theater Program Presents Virtual Productions of Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Students Josh Louis and Josh Rosenzweig rehearse a scene from “You’re In My Thoughts,” one of four plays in the Student-Directed Summer Fest.

June 18, 2021

By Tom McLaughlin

Rutgers University–Camden theater students will kick off the summer with virtual productions of four witty one-act plays.

The Student-Directed Summer Fest will be held from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27. Patrons will be sent an access link to view the production any time on June 25 through 11:45 p.m. June 27.

Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors; and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and can be purchased at

The program consists of four one-act comedies:

  • “3 a.m. Wake-up Call” by E. R. Schultz, directed by senior Rachel Aspen of Deptford
  • “Poison Control” by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, directed by senior Chase Dannelly of Tuckerton
  • “You’re In My Thoughts” by Scott Haan, co-directed by seniors Alexa Nieves of Sicklerville and Ranielle Rudica of Marlton
  • “The Vent Button,” also by Scott Haan, directed by junior JaRell Johnson of New Brunswick

The production is produced by Doaa Ouf, a part-time lecturer in theater and a 2020 Rutgers–Camden graduate who has directed three one-act plays for the department in previous years.

“I’m happy to be part of bringing more theater back to the world,” says Ouf. “This is the first time Rutgers–Camden is producing the one-act festival in the summer, and I think there’s something special to each of these four comedies.”

Costume design is by 2021 graduate Austin Ginsberg of Cherry Hill. Eilis Skamarakas of Bellmawr serves as stage manager and Katia Tonczyczyn of Berlin is assistant stage manager.

Rutgers–Camden students in the cast include: Taylor Eccles of Colonia, Sean Tomasetto of Cherry Hill, Syd Johnson of Kinnelon, Josh Louis of Cherry Hill, Jennifer Calay of Philadelphia, and Sonñet Holley of Haddon Township. Two recent Rutgers–Camden alumni, James Ferrell of Camden and Hunter Smith of Medford Lakes, are also in the cast. The cast also features Rowan student Josh Rosenzweig of Deptford and Illinois Wesleyan University student Ryan Domalewski of Randolph.

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