2021 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2021 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas.

Full Cast and Crew

Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Dave Edmark, Britt Graves, Debbie Miller, Fred Miller, Ray Minor, Flip Putthoff, Katherine Shurlds, Rusty Turner and Steve Voorhies

Musical Director – Kristi Peterson

Costume and Prop Designers – Stacey Roberts and Katherine Shurlds


Production Stage Manager – Michelle Parks

Stage Crew – Fred Miller


Design – Charlie Alison


Arkansas Sol – Antoinette Grajeda

Axios – Alex Golden

The Idle Class – Julia Trupp

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Nathan Owens, Flip Putthoff and Rusty Turner

UA Journalism Faculty – Dave Bostick, Dave Edmark and Rob Wells

University Relations – Charlie Alison

Friends of SPJ – Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Ray Minor, Stacey Roberts, James Schlecte, Katherine Shurlds and Steve Voorhies