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[The Student Organization of Undergraduate Playwrights is a vehicle for new play development in Athens, Ohio, geared towards the work produced by members of the School of Theaterís BFA Playwriting candidates.It is the intention of this group to bring an organized approach to work-shopping, developing, and producing the work of these dramatists.]


[Soup had its beginnings in 2007 under the direction of 11 inspired artists. It is a venue in which a writer's artistic vision can be brought forward to the community]




[Anthony Donald Kochensparger is the author of the play KIDS.He was born in Kettering, Ohio and is currently a junior in the BFA Playwriting program at Ohio University.His work often deals with the collision of adolescence and adulthood, comfort, and the construction of impossible things.He spends his free time shoplifting and tending a coffee bar in Athens, Ohio.]


[Jerald Raymond Pierce is a senior in the BFA Acting program and is from Indianapolis, Indiana.He has been on stage at OU in five main stage shows including Well, The Misanthrope, and most recently The Idiot.He has written ten minute plays including: A Minor Distraction, Just Like Daddy, A Long Term Deal, and A Change of Taste.He has also directed a SOUP one act and was brought on as a directorial consultant for another.Recently he received the Distinguished Professor Scholarship from Professor Charles Smith.]