One Foot was the winner of the 2012 One Act Play Festival at the University of Idaho. The play was performed on the opening night of a weekend festival of original plays written by University of Idaho MFA student playwrights on the theme of the interplay between the unique and universal. One Foot was written by Lojo Simon, directed by Travis Gray, and performed by Sean Parker and Lindsey Teter. The Festival was coordinated by Robert Caisley (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Head of Dramatic Writing) and David Lee-Painter (Professor of Performance and Theatre Arts).
Lojo Simon is a playwright, journalist, dramaturg and MFA candidate in dramatic writing at University of Idaho. Her play, Adoration of Dora, was part of Moxie Theatre's Fighting Words Festival in San Diego in 2010, and premieres at University of Idaho in September 2011. Other recent performances of her work include Moscow, which placed first among 10-minute plays at the ACTF Region VII Festival in February 2011, and Beyond Tucumcari, which was part of UI's One-Act Play Festival in May 2011. Mi Corazon, a play for young audiences, was read at Missoula Colony in 2010, and an excerpt will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Scenes from a Diverse World, published by the International Centre for Women Playwrights. Her writing also has been published in numerous magazines, journals, newspapers and books. More at www.lojosimon.com.
Travis Gray is an MFA candidate in directing at the University of Idaho.
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