September 18, 2020

SFB funds Caribbean Night, Interactive Dinner Theatre

By Eric Preisler
Production Manager

Two events planned for November were fully funded at this week’s Student Finance Board meeting.

The Haitian Student Association was funded $510.01 for HSA Caribbean Night, which the board tabled at last week’s meeting. The event will be held on Nov. 30 in the Student Center from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This event allows students to come together and relax before a stressful week of finals. Students can play games such as dominoes, which is common in Caribbean culture, according to the event’s proposal packet.  

“Caribbean Game Night is a chance for the caribbean students to experience a fun game night filled with laughter, jokes and music, “ the proposal explained.

HSA wants to represent other Caribbean cultures at this event, in contrast to previous years. Instead of exclusively serving Haitian dishes, HSA plans to include Jamaican dishes, such as jerk chicken.

“It’s our way of including other Caribbean cultures on campus, because we are HSA but we are trying to expand to other Caribbean clubs on campus,” said Rosebernoude Cherilus, the president of HSA and a sociology and anthropology double major.

SFB provides funds for traditional dishes at HSA’s Caribbean Night. (Kim Iannarone/Photo Editor)

All College Theater was fully funded $1,975 for its annual Interactive Dinner Theatre, which will be held on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Decker Social Space.

Tickets will cost $8 for students and $10 for general admission. ACT expects a turnout of 150 people per night.

Expenses include funding for catering, props, costumes, and hair and makeup.

“It allows a lot of students to get involved in different aspects,” said Natalia Byrdak, a senior interdisciplinary business major and president of ACT.

The show will also provide some improvisation between the performers and the audience.

“It gives all of the actors a really good opportunity to improvise and a really good opportunity to interact more one on one with the audience,” said Molly Knapp, a junior public health and women’s, gender and sexuality studies double major and the treasurer of ACT.

The show is written by students, and includes roles for actors, directors, stage managers, designers and other positions. Extras are also used in the show, so no one who auditions is cut from the production.

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