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NMSU students, faculty attend Creede Repertory Theatre

Four students and a faculty member from the New Mexico State University theater arts department will work at the Creede Repertory Theatre this summer.

artlett, Kevin Coyle, Toby Minor, Tom Smith and Diane Stern will visit the Colorado company for its 36th season.

Bartlett will be the stage manager for "Ruthless." She recently received the Hershel Zohn Outstanding Senior Award. She has stage managed for the NMSU productions "Much Ado About Nothing," "Blood Wedding," "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and "Tongues."

Coyle, a sophomore, was recently the title character in "Peter Pan" and Conrade in "Much Ado About Nothing." He will attend Creede on a box office internship.

Minor, an NMSU junior, will play in "The Nerd" and "Our Town." He has worked with the American Southwest Theater Company for several years. He was featured as Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing," Smee in "Peter Pan" and as Gaston in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

Smith, assistant professor of theater arts, will direct "Ruthless!" Recently, he directed NMSU's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Peter Pan." His play, "Marguerita's Secret Dairy," was originally produced at Creede two years ago.

Stern, an NMSU junior, will work in costume design. She was recently featured as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Mrs. Darling in "Peter Pan." Last February, she co-directed "The Vagina Monologues" at NMSU.

The Creede Repertory Theatre was formed in 1966 out of a partnership between the Creede Jaycees and 12 students from the University of Kansas. Since that time, the theater has grown into a regional arts organization, employing 40 seasonal workers and four year-round staff members. The 2001 season includes "Ruthless," "The Nerd," "Our Town" and "All My Sons."