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Performed: 18-21 May 2006 ; Barry Bradford's "WAS" was the winner of the 2005 Southern Playwrights' Competition. A young preacher in a racially divided small town in southwest Alabama finds himself torn between what his heart wants and what his church tells him. The play was directed by Susan McCain, scenic designer and producer was Carlton Ward, costume designer and projection coordinator was Randal Blades, lighting design was by Wil Robinson, sound design was by Adam Ellis, technical director was David Keefer, stage manager and recording keyboardist was Steven DiBlasi, assistant stage manager was Chauncey Slater. This item is contained within the Theatre & Film Production Archive.


This performance was held in the Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center Theatre.


  • Michael McDonald -- Asa
  • Alia Johnson -- Ina
  • Brandon Green -- Arthur
  • Jason Skinner -- Randall
  • Brian Seitel -- Berkley
  • Chris Whetstone -- Hannis
  • Leesa Tucker -- Miss Shirley


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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WAS (2006) | Program