McMurry University Theatre Alumnus Has Play Published

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, February 20, 2017 1:45 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University theatre alumnus David Remschel ’14 is having a play published by Dramatic Publishing Company. 

The play, No Room for a Picture on the Blank Wall, was written while Remschel was a student at McMurry and performed by the McMurry Department of Theatre in November of 2013, during his senior year. The previous year, he had been enrolled in the Advanced Playwriting class and in the Servant Leadership class. For the latter, he did service at the Windcrest Alzheimer’s facility in Abilene and was inspired to write the play. 

“It is about a man who suffers from the debilitating disease and the affect it has on him and those around him. He came up with a brilliant idea where the set and props became a metaphor for the memories of the central character,” said Theatre Professor Charlie Hukill. “Two other characters, known as the Movers of Everything Upstairs and seen only to the central character, dismantle the set and remove all the pieces during the course of the play while in conversation with him, symbolizing the disintegration of his mind. It’s a beautiful, moving play and well worthy of publication.”

Dramatic Publishing is one of the three main play publishing companies in America and is particularly noted for helping foster new talent. A native of Fredericksburg, since graduation, Remschel has been teaching theatre at the middle school level for Fredericksburg ISD.

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